Man Shot in Arcata; Police Release More Details

Arcata Police Feature With CarsPress release from the Arcata Police Department about the incident reported earlier today:

On 06-12-17 at about 11:16 AM, the Arcata Police Department received a report of a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound in the 2200 block of Karen Ct. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located the victim with a gunshot wound to his right hand and left bicep[s].

The victim stated that he had come home from work and found that his front door had been forced open. The victim entered his residence and discovered a black male adult inside, who he was not familiar with. The victim fled his residence and once outside saw that the suspect was exiting the residence. The suspect went to a black SUV that was parked nearby and got into the driver’s seat. The victim followed the suspect to the SUV and confronted him at the driver’s side window. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and fired one round, hitting the victim in the arm and bicep. The SUV was last seen leaving west on Karen Ct.

The suspect is described as a bald, BMA ,20-30 years of age with a medium build, wearing jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. The vehicle is described as a dark colored, possible Ford, sport utility vehicle with tinted windows and an out of state plate.

The victim is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department.

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  • The sheriffs have a black SUV pulled over and the occupants are being held at gunpoint at Tompkins Hill Road as you reported? Maybe the same vehicle??

    • I saw that too! Not trying to be racist, but Im almost positive they were all white.

      • Isn’t that sad you have to start your post with “I’m not trying to be racists.”

        • Ill try that…..

        • Yes!!!!! 🙄 This is just absolutely ridiculous!!! The other day I getting out of my car at the park with my kids 5,3,1. There was a group a young teens sitting on the grass. My oldest was just standing there dilly dallying by the kids, and I told her to keep going towards the playground. This blonde white boy said “It’s because you’re black.” I was soooo appalled this little boy had the audacity to say that to me!!!! This happened a few after the stabbing in Arcata. I was so angry I said “EXCUSE ME???!!!! Do not ever say anything like that in front of children, especially mine!! It’s because of people like you why stuff like this is going on!” (Nice version.) It still makes my blood boil even thinking about it. I’m scared for my children to grow up in this community. 😥

          • What are you talking about?

            • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

              They are angry about being black and don’t want people in parks reminding them about it, is what I gather.

              Some people claim being black is a crime, but it’s not true.

              There are plenty of black people walking around, meaning it’s not illegal to be black.

              If you web search, is it against the law to be black, you’ll notice it’s not a crime to be black.

              The poster should not worry about this anymore.

            • Sorry I can see how confusing that could have been. Guest said isn’t it sad you have to start your comment off saying “I’m not being racist” and yes it is! I was just stating what happened to me and my kids at a park. We are a white family, and so was the boy accusing me of not letting my kids just stand around and hang out because there was a black kid with them. Which in all honesty, I didn’t even notice until I heard that boy say something. It just makes me sad and scared what my littles will have to go through growing up.

              • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

                As parents we keep our children safe, I wouldn’t have even parked nearby.

                • I shouldn’t have parked nearby what???? A park???? Meaning… a playground….. yeah you’re actually right. It’s not even safe to take my kids to the park nowadays.

      • Well, then it’s the wrong vehicle, every time an apb goes out dozens of vehicles matching, or even not matching the description get pulled over, cops love it.

        • If your loved one has been shot, wouldnt you want, even expect the police to act deligently? Thoroughly? Unless police have a detailed description of a vehicle involved in a crime, they do what they must.
          On the flip,side, they did catch a bad guy, just not the shooter.

      • This ’emily’ is not me, I am apparently being trolled.

  • Hope it turns out to be the same suspect.

  • I hope they caught him!

  • Every day something bad happens.

  • Damn, the arm AND the bicep.

    Btw, “bicep” is not a word.

  • Pretty funny Seamus

  • Another typical thug running and gunning in the community.

  • I know the folks that live in this house, one is an artist and the other a golf pro. It’s a shame that bad things happen to good people, sure hope that justice was served and that this guy doesn’t hurt anymore innocent people.

  • If someone is in my house and I see them get into a car, I would think I would at least get a tag number. Something sounds funny or it could just be me.

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