Man kills girlfriend’s ex-husband in Point Arena shoot-out; deceased charged with attempted murder (press release)

The deceased was charged with attempted homicide after threatening his estranged wife and forcing his way into a residence.


MENDOCINO CO.,  6/07/17 – Raymond White of Point Arena was killed yesterday after an shooting match inside a Point Arena residence, after White allegedly attempted to murder his estranged wife at the residence of the man she was dating, according to a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release. Sheriff’s deputies arrived after the shoot-out occurred and conducted an investigation into White’s death. White was charged with attempted murder due to allegedly threatening to shoot his estranged wife, which reportedly led to the shoot-out between him and the man who shot him.

The press release makes no mention of any possible charges against White’s shooter, the resident of the house where the incident took place. MCSO is still seeking information about the incident.

The confrontation occurred in the 43000 block of Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena on June 6. According to the press release, White, a 37 year old Point Arena man, arrived at the residence of his estranged wife’s current boyfriend and confronted the 32 year old Point Arena woman in the driveway. At this point, he “physically assaulted his estranged wife and threatened to shoot her with a handgun, which he had brought to the residence,” the release states. White then allegedly forced his way into the residence.

The resident and current boyfriend, a 43 year old Point Arena man, told MCSO that he had heard a commotion in the driveway and armed himself. When White forced his way into the residence, he and the resident both fired multiple rounds, resulting in White’s death from multiple gunshot wounds. The resident subsequently called MCSO, and deputies arrived around 6:30 pm. They found White deceased and then conducted an investigation into the shooting, during which the shooter explained to deputies what had occurred. From the information in the press release, it appears that White was posthumously charged with attempted homicide.

MCSO is still seeking any information about the shooting — if you know something, please call them at 707-463-4086 (Dispatch) or 707-234-2100 (Tip Line). You can see the full press release below:

Incident Number:

664/187 PC  (Attempted murder)

43000 block Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena, CA

Date of Incident:

6:34 PM

Adult Female (32 years-old from Point Arena, CA)

Adult Male (43 years-old from Point Arena, CA)

Raymond J. White (37 year-old male Point Arena, CA)

Written By:
Detective Sergeant Andrew Porter

On 06-06-2017 at approximately 6:34 PM, a caller contacted the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center to report being involved in a shooting at his residence located in the 43000 block of Eureka Hill Road in Point Arena, California.

The caller, a 43 year-old male, reported he was in his residence when Raymond J. White arrived and the pair engaging in a shooting that ultimately resulted in the White’s death.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and subsequently confirmed White’s death.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Detectives and investigators from the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office responded to conduct investigations into White’s death.

The investigation revealed White arrived at the 43 year-old male’s residence and contacted his estranged wife (32 year-old female) in the driveway.  During the contact, White physically assaulted his estranged wife and threatened to shoot her with a handgun which he had brought to the residence.

White subsequently forced his way into the front of the residence while armed with the handgun.

The 43 year-old male hearing the commotion in the driveway earlier, armed himself with a handgun.

After White forced entry into the residence, the 43 year-old male encountered White.

The pair fired multiple rounds at each other resulting in White sustaining multiple gunshot wounds and dying as a result.

Initial information collected by investigators indicates the 43 year-old male and White’s estranged wife where involved in a dating relationship at the time of the shooting incident.

This investigation is still ongoing and any persons with knowledge of this incident are encouraged to contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office by calling 707-463-4086 (Dispatch) or 707-234-2100 (Tip Line).

Approved by:
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten

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  1. fact – Jackie Jo is having an affair and lives with (not dating) the shooter, John Schmidt of Point arena.. Jackie Jo has had several affairs before, during, and after her marriage(from her mouth to Rays’s ears) When Jackie Jo dropped the bomb on Ray about the affair(s) Ray asked Jackie Jo why she married him. Jackie Jo said “because I have a hard time saying NO” (That’s obvious) Jackie Jo turned off the utilities without telling telling Ray, which left the kids without electricty, cable, phones etc… even though the kids were to be with Ray on the weekends, she basically took everything (maybe even the gun?). She did cruel, manipulative, greedy, thieving things to Ray. Let’s try doing a real investigation….did he really bring the gun with him? Why didn’t John come out of the house to see the commotion he heard or call the police? Why did John start shooting the minute Ray “barged” into the house…? Was he lured into the house so they can call it self defense? How can they charge a dead man with attempted murder – everyone deserves a trial. Are Jackie and John’s statements true? Why didn’t John call the police instead of arming himself, anyone else would have went outside to protect their lover” not wait Inside the house without calling police? Too many holes in the story and no one will know the truth unless someone digs deeper into the story. Ray was a good, kind hearted man, a beautiful father, and a great neighbor. How long did it take Jackie Jo and John to collaborate on a good story. Makes no sense..perhaps a setup? Ray loved Jackie Jo with all his heart and soul, he would most likely never harm her. Please find some justice for Ray….he is the victim in this story.