Members of the multi-agency officer involved shooting investigative team are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Eureka.
On Tuesday at about 11 p.m., officers from the Eureka Police Department were in the area of 1600 Allard Street looking for two subjects wanted on felony warrants. A short time later an officer observed two men arguing on 1600 Allard Street. During the argument one of the men appeared have a handgun. Fearing the argument was escalating he summoned additional officers who then confronted the man with the gun.
As officers gave commands to the man with the gun which was now visible, the subject grabbed for the gun. A Eureka Police officer fired his weapon striking the subject. The wounded man was transported to St. Joseph Hospital by paramedics where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
The officer's name will be released at a later time. He has been a police officer for 13 years.
Anyone with information about this shooting should call EPD investigators at 707-441-4060.


What two people can get or NOT get from reading the same Press Release. I'm posting this because I want the reader to see why this blogger has NO credibility whatsoever. These people have been mealy-mouthing the new police chief and the EPD ad infinitum ever since they started this blog and now when something really serious and important happens in Eureka involving the EPD, what do they do? They bail out! Like the gutless, chickenshit, hypocrites they've shown themselves to be.

[UPDATE II: Thursday, September 18, 2014]

Here are three of the latest relevant comments on the above posting - Absolutely PATHETIC! "Wait a little longer before making a statement?" Are they nuts? Their above referenced post IS A STATEMENT! Notably, also joined in that statement is John Chiv. No credibility there,  not now nor in the future.
September 17, 2014
5:11 pm
The Tuluwat Examiner and I agree on this one. Great post.

Johnny Maniac
September 18, 2014
8:28 am
I am “chilling”….BUT….I am almost ready to stand in front of the Court House and demand an update. The fact the Police are not providing a factual update is actually giving me the Chills.

September 18, 2014
9:33 am
We share your frustration, but we are going to wait a little longer before making any statement. [Emphasis mine.]

The Eureka Police Department had an officer involved shooting last night. A person is dead. An officer took a life. The situation is tragic. 
The Examiner Staff would like to urge caution in jumping to conclusions about the shooting. At this point, there aren’t many facts and there won’t be for sometime. Eureka has had it’s share of shootings, and believing the comments section of a blog is not where you’ll get many accurate descriptions of what happened. Not all officer involved shootings are avoidable, but on the same token, some are. 
Let us be patient and see what unfolds surrounding this shooting. Keep in mind that a human being is now dead. Also keep in mind that on Officer, who is also a person, took that life. The Officer will now have to deal with the consequences of having taken a life, even if those consequences are purely psychological.


The Thursday, September 18, 2014, edition of the Times-Standard says: "Man shot, KILLED BY POLICE OFFICER" - "Killed" for doing what? Committing what crime?

The newspaper reports that an eye witness to the shooting said the person shot was on the phone a minute BEFORE being shot and raised his hands as ordered by the police. Can't very well be "grabbing for a gun" if his hands are in the air. Doesn't sound like this person  was in any kind of personal argument of a nature justifying police intervention or committing any crime justifying a squad of police attacking him for simply packing a gun on private property.

The account of what supposedly happened as published in the press release and what's printed in the newspaper doesn't add up - like normal, when it comes to something like this. The new police chief didn't solve the problem, did he?

[UPDATE III :: Friday, September 19, 2014]
The North Coast Journal reports as they and the Times-Standard newspaper reports "shooting victim's name": 
Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills said this afternoon that a gun was recovered from the scene of an officer involved shooting that occurred on Allard Avenue early Wednesday morning, and pledged that the ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting will be thorough and objective.
So, the fact that there was a gun at the scene, that justifies the initial police assault? It seems the Chief Andy Mills is piecemealing out the so-called facts that support and justify the killing just like the incident in Ferguson Missouri. He says the investigation will be "thorough and objective." I guess we are expected to take his word on that. But, will it be transparent? 

What I'd like to know, is what crime did Thomas McClain observedly commit that justified a gang of police confronting him at gun point? Why hasn't he given us the shooter's name? Was there more than one shooter?