Five days ago, an early morning shooting along Highway 20 resulted in the death of 52-year-old Fort Bragg man Daniel Martin Shealor.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Captain Greg Captain Van Patten confirmed that MCSO detectives are considering the death a homicide “because of a gunshot wound.”
On Friday, August 12, 2022, the shooting reportedly occurred around 6:05 a.m. along Highway 20 near Fort Bragg. Shealor was “self-transported” to the hospital, unclear if that means he drove himself or was driven by another party. He would succumb to his injuries at the hospital.
Captain Van Patten told us due to the ongoing investigation, he is unable to publicly release a significant amount of information at this time.
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