Pot Deal, Robbery End When Gun Goes Off
City of Arcata
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN ARCATA
On Friday, May 31 at about 1:38 p.m., APD officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the area of 13th and Union streets. Witnesses in the area told APD dispatch that multiple gunshots were heard.
Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim in the 1200 block of Union Street. The victim told officers that he was engaged in a marijuana transaction with an unknown subject when the subject pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his property.
The victim had a brief struggle with the subject and the gun discharged during the fight. The subject then fled the area.
The victim received minor injuries when the subject hit him in his face with the barrel of the firearm. Nobody was reported to have been shot during the incident.
The firearm has been recovered.
The suspect was described as a white male adult in his mid 20′s 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with red hair and a mustache. The suspect was seen leaving the area in a newer Nissan Maxima with Oregon license plates.
Anybody with information regarding this ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Arcata Police Department.