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Valdez Police Department
Wednesday October 1st, 2014 :: 08:48 p.m. AKDT


Valdez Police respond to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Valdez Police and Fire Department personnel responded to reports 
of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence on West Klutina late Tuesday night.
At approximately 7:26 p.m., Valdez Police Dispatch received a welfare check 
request from the parents of Valdez resident, Ms. Christy Hollembaek. The 
callers stated their daughter called them moments earlier threatening to kill 
herself at her friend’s home in Valdez. 
Valdez Police Lieutenant Dan Mott arrived on scene just as Police Dispatch 
received a call from Mr. Darrell Farmer, stating Ms. Hollembaek needed
immediate medical assistance at his residence. While eating dinner, Mr. Farmer reported hearing the sound of a gunshot from one of his back bedrooms. He stated he rushed to the location of the sound and discovered Ms. Hollembaek with what appeared to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
At approximately 7:36 p.m., Valdez Fire Department emergency medical 
personnel responded to the scene. Responders performed cardiopulmonary 
resuscitation on Ms. Hollembaek and transported her to Providence Valdez 
Medical Center for treatment. Ms. Hollembaek succumbed to her injuries at 
10:30 p.m. 
Ms. Hollembaek’s next of kin have been notified. The circumstances surrounding the incident are currently under investigation by the Valdez Police Department.
For additional information, please contact Allie Hendrickson, City of Valdez 
Public Information Officer @ 907-834-3468 or

Valdez Police Department
212 Chenega Ave
Valdez, AK 99686

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-835-4560

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