File photo from Eureka Police Department.



Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On December 30, 2021, a multi-agency law enforcement team was working to apprehend a wanted felon, 29-year-old Little Eagle Moon of Hoopa. Moon was wanted for attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, revocation of parole, burglary, and reckless evasion.

During the apprehension near 3rd and T Streets in Eureka, Moon was in the driver seat of a vehicle and began ramming law enforcement vehicles and driving towards officers. Due to the threat, one Eureka Police Officer fired his duty weapon, striking Moon.

Moon then fled in his vehicle, causing a traffic collision at 5th and V Streets. Minor injuries were reported by civilians during this collision. One officer received minor injuries during the initial apprehension. Moon fled the collision scene and hid in a nearby greenbelt until he was ultimately taken into custody without further incident.

Moon was transported to the hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Once medically cleared, Moon will be booked for attempted murder.

The involved officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is underway. There was body camera footage of the incident and it will be made available within State Bill 748 guidelines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact lead investigators EPD Senior Detective Amber Cosetti at (707) 441-4315 or DA Investigator Martin Morris at (707) 268-2578.