EPD Captures Suspect That Fled From Traffic Stop Resulting in Reverse 911 Telling Residents to Shelter in Place

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On June 30, 2022, at about 1:45 p.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department was conducting a traffic stop near Hodgson and Q Streets when the male passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger had what appeared to be a handgun concealed under his shirt. The officer detained the driver while providing the passenger’s description to responding officers.

Based on witness information, a perimeter was set up around the area and a reverse 911 was sent to surrounding residents to shelter in place. Based on additional witness information, a residence and yard on the 1600 block of Glatt Street was thoroughly searched. The male passenger was not located.

During a search of the vehicle, EPD K9 Bodhi alerted to a firearm in the vehicle. The driver, 33-year-old Jacob Swagart was arrested for possession of an assault style rifle.

Officers reviewed surveillance footage from the neighborhood and were able to identify the male passenger as 34-year-old Shawn Gallagher Jr. At about 3:45 p.m., officers located Gallagher near 14th and A Streets. Gallagher was taken into custody without further incident and booked into Humboldt County Correctional Facility for felon in possession of a firearm.

Photos from our reporter Mark McKenna at today’s scene:

Earlier: Reverse 911 Sent Out, Law Enforcement Has Area Blocked Off Near the Sequoia Zoo

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Jacob
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Jacob
1 month ago

What’s an “Assault Style Rifle”?

Prometheus
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Prometheus
1 month ago
Reply to  Jacob

There’s no in-between. It’s either an assault rifle with the capacity to fire fully automatic or it not an assault rifle. My Ruger Ranch Rifle is the same as an AR-15…

Starr
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Starr
1 month ago

Good thing you spelt the last name incorrectly.

Fbnative
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1 month ago

Some of the garbage these guys pack should be called “insult” weapons. They are in no way anything a warfighter would want!