[UPDATE 1:57 p.m.] Breaking: Assault With a Vehicle, Suspect With Handgun in Residence Near Eureka
According to scanner traffic, a suspect reportedly hid with a handgun in a home south of Eureka after striking a victim with a vehicle.
Law enforcement converged on the scene when first reports went out that the victim had been shot.
The suspect is in custody. We’ll be bringing you more updates as soon as possible.
UPDATE 12:24 p.m.: According to the scanner, the victim is also being detained. The residence is being secured.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: Oliver Cory our reporter is on the scene. He took the following photo.
UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol’s Matt Harvey said a landlord/tenant dispute in the 2100 block of
Avalon Serenity Lane in Cutten led to the tenant striking the landlord with a vehicle at around 12:15 p.m. today.
“It was an intentional act — what we believe to be an intentional act,” Harvey said.
The suspect was seen walking around behind the residence and was detained at the scene.
There was a report that the tenant had a firearm, and law enforcement officers located what appeared to be a semiautomatic firearm. However, it was later determined that the weapon was actually a bb gun.
Sgt. Kenny Swithenbank from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said the tenant is being transported to jail and is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Swithenbank said there has been an ongoing issue between the landlord and the tenant, and the suspect was in the process of being evicted.