On January 16, 2018, at about 3:27 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 900 block of M Street for the report of a fight between male subjects then a single gunshot heard. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate any subjects or a crime scene.
At about 4:04 a.m., EPD received a call that a male with a gunshot wound was being treated in St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room. Officers responded to the hospital and spoke to the male victim.
The victim reported that he was walking on M Street near 10th Street in Eureka, when three unknown male subjects walked out of the bushes and attempted to rob him of money. When the victim refused to turnover his money, one of the male subjects brandished a firearm and shot the victim in the shoulder. The three suspects fled on foot. The male victim flagged down a passing vehicle and was transported to the emergency room.
The victim’s injuries were non-life threatening and he was released by ER staff after treatment. The victim requested no further investigation by the Eureka Police Department, but due to the reported nature of the assault, anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Cosetti at (707) 441-4315.