From the Arcata Police Department:

On Friday, June 3, 2022, at approximately 2:03 am, Arcata Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting in the area of 5200 Carlson Park Drive in Valley West.  The adult male victim reported being shot at by an adult male named “Josh.”  Upon further investigation APD Officers learned there was a verbal dispute over suspected stolen property between the victim and 31 year old Joshua Lee Harris.  The dispute escalated to where Harris shot a handgun at the victim, missing him.  There were no reported injuries.

During the investigation Officers developed probable cause to arrest Harris in public.  On Monday, June 6, 2022, at approximately 12:58 pm, APD Detective Sergeant Chris Ortega was conducting surveillance in the Valley West area and located Harris walking near Giuntoli Lane and Valley East Boulevard.  Detective Sergeant Ortega arrested Harris.  Harris was in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest.  It is suspected, but has not yet been confirmed, that this handgun is the same one used during the commission of the crime. 

Harris was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a loaded handgun, felony warrant for possession of stolen property and narcotics related charges.  This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information is asked to call APD Investigations at (707) 822-2424.