[UPDATE: Suspect Captured!] Eureka Police Surrounded Home on Buhne Street After Shots Were Fired Yesterday
Yesterday about 1:10 p.m., Eureka Police responded to several reports of multiple shots heard inside a house in the 1100 block of Buhne Street. Scanner traffic suggested a juvenile on probation was in the residence.
Over 10 Eureka Police units arrived and surrounded the home. City 1 Ambulance was dispatched to wait nearby until the scene was secure. As a precaution, Eureka High school was locked down until 2:45 p.m.
Officers at the scene located a metal post in the backyard with a number of bullet holes in it. “Evidence on scene suggested that shots were fired from inside the residence towards the outside pole,” said a EPD statement late yesterday.
Eventually, officers attempted to gain entry. The mother of the unnamed juvenile arrived on scene just as the EPD got ready to use the “Shield” to make entry into the front of her home.
At that point the EPD made entry. The scene was secured and investigated. According to yesterday’s statement, officers “did not locate any victims, suspects, or a firearm.”
Captain Steve Watson tweeted yesterday that ” there are no known related threats to the public at this time.”
As of the last update, EPD was still looking for the juvenile. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044.
UPDATE 7:45 a.m.on 4/21: According to Eureka Police spokesperson Brittany Powell, the suspect was located at 8:50 p.m. on the 2000 block of Harrison Avenue in Eureka. He was arrested on unrelated charges and taken to Juvenile Hall. “Our investigation into whether he was actually involved in the incident yesterday is still ongoing,” Powell said.