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Published on February 26, 2024
Santa Rosa Police Seek 21-Year-Old Suspect in Attempted Homicide, Offer Reward for InformationSource: Santa Rosa Police

The Santa Rosa Police Department has issued a public alert in their ongoing search for 21-year-old Nathan Little Bear Hoaglin Jr., identified as the suspect in a recent attempted homicide. According to official sources, the 26-year-old male victim, a Santa Rosa resident, was shot in the shoulder on February 18 during an altercation on Barham Avenue with what is now considered a gang-related group, including Hoaglin.

The confrontation, which occurred at around 3:55 pm, escalated rapidly and ended with the victim being wounded—family members rushed him to the hospital, where he was later released after receiving treatment for the gunshot injury. Santa Rosa Police describe the suspect as a Native American male, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds; an arrest warrant for attempted homicide now marks Hoaglin, who is believed to be armed and potentially dangerous, the public is advised not to approach, but instead to dial 911 if they have any knowledge of his whereabouts.

The Santa Rosa Police are aggressively pursuing leads and have called for community assistance to capture Hoaglin, who remains at large. Following the investigation, in a statement released by the SRPD, a reward of up to $2,500, sourced from the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund, is being offered for information that could lead to his arrest.

Anyone with information regarding this case, which holds Santa Rosa Police Department case number 24-2015, is strongly encouraged to reach out to the SRPD Gang Crimes Team by calling 707-543-4021 or utilizing the online tip line.