A 20-year-old Covelo man was found dead early this morning from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.
MCSO Captain Greg Van Patten told us “we are actively investigating what appears to be a gunshot-related death that was reported to the Sheriff’s Office early this morning
Scanner traffic beginning around 4:34 a.m. indicated a man was lying in the middle of Tabor Lane bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest. First responders attempted CPR but declared him dead within 20 minutes.
Responding deputies asked that the scene remain intact and that first responders block off the roadway so they could conduct their investigation.
Captain Van Patten could not provide any further information because investigations are ongoing. “Once information becomes available for public release, it will be disseminated by press release possibly later today or sometime tomorrow.”