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EUREKA - A male suspect is in the hospital after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement on the streets of Eureka

Just before 5 Tuesday evening. A CHP officer attempted a traffic stop near 6th and B Street in Eureka. The suspect who authorities say had a gun, fled on foot and Eureka police assisted in the chase.

The suspect attempted to steal a red Mazda when shots were exchanged. The purusit ended when the suspect was apprehended near 5th and B Street.

 

The man was taken to St. Joseph Hospital where he underwent surgery for gunshot wounds. He's expected to survive.

 

Traffic on 5th and 6th Street was closed for most the night.

 

Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills told News Channel 3 that “All officers are fine and the suspect was in surgery. This was a very tough situation.”

Post date Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 23:46

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