Authorities seeking suspect in Alderpoint homicide

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for the suspect who shot and killed a man Friday night in the 2000 block of Rancho Sequoia area near Alderpoint. The victim is Neil Eugene Decker, age 49, from Alderpoint.

The sheriff's office received a call at 10:51 p.m. about a man in his 50s who had been shot in the chest, according to the release. Medical personnel performed life-saving efforts on the victim while taking him to a landing zone to be flown out of the area, but he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim and suspect were acquainted with each other. They got into a verbal argument over personal property on Friday night before the shooting. Shortly after the argument the suspect shot the victim in the chest with a shotgun. The suspect then fled the area on a green motorcycle.

The sheriff's office has asked anyone with information to call the office at 445-7251 or its crime tip line at 268-2539.

This homicide is the third homicide in the Rancho Sequoia area of Alderpoint in the last 24 months.9.