Suspect arrested in deputy's shooting

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

Today, at approximately 3:30 a.m., 55-year-old William Lloyd Nelson, was taken into custody at the Kelly Lane property. Nelson was arrested for attempted murder of a police officer and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Nelson was not injured. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked. His bail was set at $2 million.

A Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant was obtained and served on the Kelly road residence and property. The Humboldt County Critical Incident Response Team, consisting of Humboldt County Sheriff's Detectives, California Department of Justice, Humboldt County District Attorney's Investigators, Eureka Police Detectives and Arcata Police Detectives are still on scene continuing with the investigation.

The deputy who was shot has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

Humboldt County Sheriff Michael Downey will be holding a news conference to further discuss the incident at 2 p.m. today, in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility Conference room.

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