This following is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 07-23-2021 Sheriff’s Detectives established probable cause to arrest Oscar Alvarez Ruiz for the death of the adult male associated with this reported incident.
Alvarez Ruiz was one of two individuals detained on the property several hours after the Deputies arrival in respond to the reported shooting incident.
Alvarez Ruiz was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a No Bail status.
The motive and circumstances of incident are still under investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives.
The identity of the deceased adult male is not being released, pending positive identification and notification to the next of kin.
A forensic autopsy on the deceased adult male is scheduled for 07-28-2021.
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