Jun 7, 2017

Rice Krispie treats into an improvised shot shell investigated by EPD

EPD Captain Steve Watson:

No joke-EPD just investigated a shooting where the projectile used was an improvised shot shell evidently loaded with...Rice Krispies Treats https://t.co/oVZKkkg6E1

EPD Press Release:
On June 7, 2017 at about 3:25 p.m., the Eureka Police Department, Humboldt Bay Fire and City Ambulance responded to the foot of Truesdale Street for the report of "shots fired." It was reported that an adult male had sustained a single gunshot wound to his hand.  The suspect was believed to be 29 year old Eureka resident, Timothy Glass Jr.  Glass had reportedly fled following the incident and was last seen riding a bicycle.
This first officers on scene located the victim who had what appeared to be a non-life threatening wound to one hand.  The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Shortly thereafter, EPD Detectives notified dispatch that they had detained Glass in the PALCO Marsh area.  Glass resisted apprehension causing  minor injury to a detective.  
A detective contacted the victim at the hospital who positively identified Glass as the shooter, however he did not wish to pursue charges. The victim signed a no further action form.  Glass was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for resisting arrest and probation violation.  

Based on the investigation it appears Glass fired a flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell filled with Rice Krispies.  The case will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office for review.

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