Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 664/187 PC - Attempted Murder / 273.5 PC - Domestic Violence Battery
Report Number:
2013-35564    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
664/187 PC - Attempted Murder / 273.5 PC - Domestic Violence Battery
Location:
30000 block of Simpson Lane Fort Bragg, Ca
When: Date: 11-02-2013 Time: 0508 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Adult Male 42 Fort Bragg, Ca
Victim #2: Adult Female Fort Bragg, Ca
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Joel David Humecky 41 Fort Bragg, Ca
         
Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten
Synopsis: On 11-02-2013 at 0508 hours the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a report of several gunshots and a woman yelling in the 30000 block of Simpson Lane in Fort Bragg, California.

As Deputies were responding to the scene a caller reported to the Sheriff's Office dispatch center that a vehicle was seen leaving the immediate area.

Prior to the Deputies arrival the Fort Bragg Police Department was dispatched to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital because a person with a gunshot wound(s) had arrived at the hospital.

Deputies responded to the hospital and learned the person, a 42-year-old male, was associated with the reported shooting on Simpson Lane.

Sheriff's Detectives were summoned to the hospital to conduct further investigations into the incident.

Upon arrival Sheriff's Detectives contacted an adult female who had witnessed the shooting.

The adult female stated she had been physically assaulted by her boyfriend, Joel David Humecky, during the earlier morning hours. After the assault the adult female reported the incident to the 42-year-old male, as the pair was friends.

The 42-year-old male drove to a piece of property in the 30000 block of Simpson Lane where the adult female and Humecky were residing inside of a vehicle.

When the 42-year-old male arrived he contacted the adult female who was alone inside of the vehicle. A short time later Humecky, who had left the area on foot after the earlier domestic violence incident, appeared near the vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, Humecky shot the 42-year-old male several times with a handgun before fleeing the area on foot.

The adult female transported the 42-year-old male to the hospital where he was later transported via air ambulance to a Santa Rosa area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On 11-02-2013 at approximately 1129 hours Sheriff's Detectives located Humecky at an apartment complex on Walnut Street in the city of Fort Bragg.

Humecky was arrested for attempted murder and for domestic violence battery.

Humecky was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.

The identity of the adult female is being withheld as being a victim of domestic violence.

The case is still being actively investigated by Sheriff's Detectives and anyone with information pertaining to the investigation is urged to call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line at 707-234-2100.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten