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Man grazed with bullet as business deal goes bad

Arcata - A shot was fired after a business deal went bad in Sunny Brae. Police are searching for 24-year-old Joel Johnston of Willow Creek and another unknown man.

Around 1 am, this past Saturday, Arcata Police responded to a reported gunshot in the Wiley Court area of Sunny Brae. A resident reported having a business meeting with two other men when they allegedly produced guns and demanded money.

A struggle ensued between the resident and Johnston which resulted in a discharge of the firearm which creased the resident’s abdomen. Both Johnston and the other man then allegedly fled. That man is described as a white male adult, 5’8” tall with brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428.