EPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in Last Week’s Shooting in Eureka

Photos by Mark McKenna]

EPD officers secured the shooting scene before clearing medical personnel to respond to the victim. [Photo by Mark McKenna]

Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On December 6, 2016 at 1650 hours, officers of the Eureka Police Department responded to an emergency assist call from a California Highway Patrol officer for a fleeing suspect. The CHP officer said the fleeing man was armed with a weapon. Additional citizens reported the suspect’s direction and the fact that he was armed with a gun.

Clayton Lasinski

Clayton Lasinski [Image provided by a reader]

EPD officers soon located Clayton Lee Lasinski (09/11/1990) and ultimately fired numerous rounds at him. Lasinski was struck once and taken into custody. Lasinski was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital by medics where he was treated, and he is expected to survive his injury.

The officer’s names were not released until now due to an on-line threat concerning the shooting. The officers who fired rounds are:

Ron Harpham                  May 28, 1991

Abraham Jansen             November 1, 2013

Steven Linfoot                 August 1, 2013

Dustin Nantz                    February 1, 2014

Each of the officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative duties until cleared duty.




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