Crime

One Known Gang Member At Large and One In-Custody After Fort Bragg Stabbing Incident

The following is a press release issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On August 22, 2021, at approximately 6:53 p.m., Officers of the Fort Bragg Police Department received multiple calls related to a stabbing and a vehicle collision which occurred on N. Harbor Drive. During the initial course of the investigation, Officers contacted the adult victim at the Adventist Health Mendocino Coast Emergency Room. Officers learned that victim had been stabbed multiple times in the hands and arms but was expected to survive. During the initial interviews with the victim and the driver of the victim’s vehicle, both parties provided multiple false statements to law enforcement officers and claimed that they had been randomly attacked by a stranger while stopped in their vehicle and “boxed in.”

While investigating the above call, Officers also contacted Mayra Ahumada and Alfredo Chi near N. Harbor Drive after they called law enforcement to report a hit-and-run collision. While interviewing those parties, they also provided multiple false statements to law enforcement to include claiming that they had been rear ended by an unknown vehicle who fled the scene.

After approximately a week of investigation, including interviewing multiple witnesses and four independent eyewitnesses to the stabbing, reviewing multiple hours of surveillance video, and processing physical evidence, Officers determined the following:

Approximately one hour prior to the stabbing, the victim and the driver of their vehicle, encountered Chi and Ahumada in the area of N. Harbor Drive. Both vehicles/parties engaged each other, following each other around the harbor before leaving heading towards S. Franklin Street with the victim’s vehicle pursuing Chi and Ahumada’s vehicle.

After leaving the harbor, both vehicles pulled off of the roadway and Chi exited the vehicle. Chi approached the victim in the passenger seat of their vehicle and stabbed him multiple times before fleeing back to his vehicle. While attempting to escape, the driver of the victim vehicle accelerated their vehicle in a possible attempt to pin Chi between the suspect and victim vehicle. The victim vehicle struck the suspect vehicle causing moderate to major damage to both vehicles. Both vehicles then left the area. The suspect vehicle driven by Ahumada and Chi later stopped at a different location to report a false hit-and-run collision to law enforcement.

The above investigation would show that Myra Ahumada took actions during this incident which allowed the assault to occur, while assisting in concealing evidence, and purposely misleading police.

From past investigations, this Department knows the suspect to be associated with the Norteños criminal street gang and the victim to be associated with the Sureños criminal street gang.

On 08/27/2021, Officers served search warrants at both the suspect and victim residences in search of additional evidence. During the searches, Ahumada was placed under arrest for her role in this incident and transported to County Jail. Alfredo Chi is still at large and being sought by law enforcement. A photo of him is attached for reference. Chi is additionally described as being approximately 5’08 and 190 pounds.

Any information about Chi’s whereabouts may be forwarded to the Fort Bragg Police Department at (707) 964-0200. Chi is considered armed and dangerous at this point and he is aware that law enforcement is looking for him.

Questions regarding this press release may be forwarded to Captain Thomas O’Neal at 707-961- 2800 ext. 120 or toneal@fortbragg.com. If you have information related to this incident you may contact Officer Frank at (707) 961-2800 ext. 139 or at jfrank@fortbragg.com . Anonymous information about this incident can be left on the Crime Tip Hotline at (707) 961-3049.

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