Shot him in the hand, took him to the hospital

Shot him in the hand, took him to the hospital
Photo: Eric Moffatt

GRASS VALLEY – Early on the morning of September 3rd, a shooting was reported at a residence on the 12000 block of North Bloomfield Road.

As deputies and officers were arriving on the scene, one of them “spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly.”

The officer stopped the fleeing vehicle on Sutton Way. Eric Moffatt, the driver, shouted out that his passenger had been shot.

The officer led Moffatt to Sierra Nevada Hospital so that his passenger could get treatment for a gunshot wound in his hand.

Meanwhile, on North Bloomfield Road, a white male fled on a dirt bike. A short and unsuccessful pursuit of the dirt bike ensued.

It story continues to get stranger. Officers looked into Moffatt’s vehicle and in the back seat, under a pile of blankets, they found another passenger, zip-tied and uninjured.

The result of an investigation determined that 56-year-old Eric Moffatt was in an argument at the North Bloomfield Road residence, and that during the argument he “discharged a shotgun on two separate occasions – one round struck the victim’s hand. The victim’s hand injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

The Nevada County Union reports that Moffatt was booked for kidnapping, assault with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm, with a bail set at $100,000.

Shot him in the hand, took him to the hospital was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Nevada

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