On September 8, 2020, amid emergency fire evacuations in the town of Happy Camp, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Lower Airport Road for a shooting. The investigation revealed that a dispute had occurred between two male subjects over a reckless driving accusation.

One male subject received a minor injury to his arm as result of the shooting. A handgun, holster, and ammunition were seized as evidence. The other involved male subject, identified as James Ryan Tivis, 36 of Happy Camp, was arrested for attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition. Tivis was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on the three felony charges.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.