(AUDIO) EPD Names Deceased Suspect and Injured Officer in Sunday’s Shooting
On Sunday, a suspect reportedly shot a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer in the leg during a traffic stop of a green two-door sedan. The officer returned fire, and the suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital
The Eureka Police Department (EPD) is just starting a press conference at EPD headquarters. So far, we’ve learned the suspect who allegedly shot the California Highway Patrol officer is Killian O’Quinn.
We’ll update this post with more photos, information and audio as soon as possible.
Update 3:35 p.m.:
Chief Mills said the suspect was a 20-year-old Eureka resident. The officer involved was California Highway Patrol officer Steve Curtis. The officer was shot in his upper right thigh.
Update 4 p.m.:
The suspect reportedly used a .45 caliber, semi-automatic Springfield Armory pistol. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.
Below is audio from the press conference:
Update 4:20 p.m.: Information handed out by the Eureka Police Department: