Crossbow Murder Suspects Captured

Monday, September 9, 2013
Phoenix Triton King

Phoenix Triton King

HCSO Press Release

On Monday, Sept. 9 at approximately 3:15 p.m. both suspects in the crossbow case were taken into custody.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from citizens who reported a possible sighting of the suspects in the area of the “Friends of the Dunes.”

A California Highway Patrol helicopter along with the Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team and Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene.

The helicopter spotted the suspects and ordered them to surrender which they did. The S.W.A.T. Team was directed to the suspects by the helicopter.

The SWAT Team took them into custody without incident. The suspects were unarmed.

One was identified as Lake County resident Phoenix Triton King. The minor girl was not identified.