[UPDATE 4 p.m.] Shelter in Place, Urges EPD, Armed Subject Sought

Sheriff perimeter

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Eureka Police. [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

Eureka Police have blocked off an area near the Grace Baptist church as of approximately 10:45 a.m. Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills called for “Residents in the area of Buhne and C shelter in place. Active police scene.”

According to the Lost Coast Outpost, one suspect has been detained but one is still at large.

UPDATE 12:50 p.m.: Chief Andrew Mills stated that his officers received a report of shots fired at a home in the photo below. [We incorrectly showed the wrong home and have removed the photo.] Though at this time it hasn’t been determined whether shots were actually fired, there are bullet holes in the back of the home from previous incidents, according to Mills.

As officers arrived, two people exited, Mills explained. Before a perimeter could be fully put in place, one person escaped. However, one person was detained. That person was in possession of a firearm. The other fled.

While officers searched for the person who fled, they determined that the nearby Grace Church was going to get out at 11:30 a.m. So that church and other neighbors were asked to shelter in place. About 12:30 p.m. the police perimeter was lifted and church goers were walked back to their vehicles.

At this point, EPD is still alert for the other suspect but the neighborhood is no longer under lock down.

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UPDATE 4 p.m.: Interview with Chief Mills:

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