UPDATE, FRIDAY MORNING: Azcona was taken into custody in Salinas Thursday night after a 10-hour standoff with police. KSBW-TV has a story at this link.


From the Eureka Police Department:

The Eureka Police Department was contacted by the Salinas Police Department’s Investigative Unit and advised a wanted murder suspect was possibly in Eureka. According to Salinas Detectives, the suspect reportedly spent last night behind the Bayshore Mall.

The suspect is wanted for attempted robbery and murder. The suspect is a parole absconder with a history of violence and is believed to be a Norteno gang member. Salinas Police Department considers him to be armed and dangerous.

The suspect is Nicolas “Brad” Azcona, 23 years old, 6 feet tall, 215 pounds, blonde hair, and blue eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.