From the Eureka Police Department:


During the investigation into the January 14, 2021, attempted murder shooting, a Eureka Police Department Detective was able to positively identify 26-year-old Braylan Lanier of Eureka as the shooter.

On January 21, 2021, at approximately 5:40 pm, while on surveillance in the vicinity of Harris and “K” Streets in Eureka, the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) unit, assisted by agents from the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, witnessed Lanier enter a market in the 3100 block of “K” Street. Detectives entered the market and took Lanier into custody without incident for Attempted Murder. During a search of Lanier, POP Detectives removed a loaded firearm from Lanier’s person. Detectives also located and seized approximately 13 grams of heroin packaged for sale and 3.7 grams of Fentanyl.

Lanier was transported and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Attempted Murder, possession of controlled substance for sale, transportation of controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and felon in possession of a firearm as well as ammunition. Lanier is being held without bond.