Suspect identified in Trinity County fatal shooting

Jul 15, 2015 11:44 AM by News Staff

Authorities have identified the man suspected of gunning down two people, leaving one dead in Trinity County Monday afternoon.

The suspect has been identified as Scotty Henry Dimartino, 29, he is roughly 5 feet 11 inches and 160 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has a tribal tattoo on his shoulder blades.

The Trinity County Sheriff's Office was called to the area of Lamb Creek Road in Mad River around 4:30 p.m. Monday. At the scene they found two gunshot victims, one was dead, the other was airlifted to an area hospital. The man killed has been identified as Steven Line Sr., and information on the injured victim has not been released.

A few minutes after the shooting was reported, a deputy spotted a vehicle on State Route 36 in the Forest Glen area that was determined to have be connected.

The vehicle was unoccupied, but the deputy reported hearing gunfire nearby, according to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office.

The Forest Glen area was searched by several law enforcement agencies, but Dimartino was never located.

Dimartino is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911.


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