ID Of Man Shot And Killed By Deputies At Lava Fire Roadblock Released

The name of a Hmong man shot by law enforcement near the Lava Fire evacuation zone has been released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. 35-year-old Hawj Soobleej Kaub of Kansas was visiting family when he met with trouble at a roadblock on June 28th and, according to the Sheriff, brandished a gun and possibly fired shots. He was shot dead by officers from at least 3 different law enforcement agencies. Word around the community is that his wife and three children were in a car right behind him and witnessed the death. The Sheriff’s Office says certain details will not be made public until the DA’s Office completes its investigation. The already tense relationship between the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and the Hmong population of the Mount Shasta Vista Subdivision has become even more tense by the Lava Fire, which has shed light on the lack of water sources in the community.