#HappeningNow Active law enforcement investigation on the 2000 bl of Thiel Ave in McKinleyville. HCSO responding to reports of shots fired into a nearby residence. No known injuries at this time. HCSO SWAT dispatched to respond. Residents should stay inside or avoid the area.— HumCoSO (@HumCoSO) August 11, 2020
UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: More shots have been fired, according to reports from the scene. The individual is reported to be shooting toward the backyard of a woman who originally reported the shooting. SWAT is on their way.
On August 10, 2020, at about 6 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call regarding shots fired into a residence on the 2000 block of Thiel Avenue in McKinleyville.
The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Ryan Gordon Shaw, reportedly began shooting toward a neighbor’s residence from within his own home. At least one bullet reportedly entered the neighbor’s residence. Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and extricated the neighbor to safety.
During this time, Shaw continued firing numerous shots from his residence, becoming verbally aggressive toward deputies. Humboldt County SWAT, the Humboldt County Crisis Negotiation Team and Humboldt County Mental Health responded to the scene to begin negotiations with Shaw. Shaw continued firing from within his residence for the duration of the incident.
Just before 8:30 p.m., Humboldt County SWAT deputies conducted a tactical operation utilizing the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Bearcat armored vehicle, to negotiate with Shaw for a peaceful surrender.
Deputies were successful with their negotiation and Shaw was taken into custody peacefully. No one was injured during this incident. Shaw is being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges related to this incident. More information will be released when available and appropriate.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Highway Patrol, Arcata Fire, the Humboldt County Crisis Negotiation Team and Humboldt County Mental Health for their assistance with this incident.
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