Investigation into Monday night chase and shootings continues

Authorities Wednesday continued to investigate an alleged McKinleyville drug deal gone wrong, as well as the ensuing high-speed chase that ended with two suspects shot, and one dead. Full Story
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bird

Sonora, CA

#1 May 14, 2009
no charges anticipated against the six people? how is this possible?transporting fourteen lbs dealing on public streets. there are no laws broken here/
just me

Palo Alto, CA

#2 May 14, 2009
So Fields is dead now? This story is not very clear.
VicMackey

Fremont, CA

#3 May 14, 2009
You have to charge the drug dealers also if you want to put a stop to this crap. They will say they need the drug dealers to possibly testify as victims of the robery but one suspect is dead and the other is guilty of murder since it appears he shot the passenger in the side of the head prior to shooting himself. You do not need the drug dealers to testify therefore charge them for being dirtbag drug dealers and send everyone to prison!!!!
Ivan the Terrible

Eureka, CA

#4 May 14, 2009
the dealers create a scene of madness and open automatic gunfire spray in residential Mckinleyville and no charges...

who the hell is running the donut shop in this town?
Roy Miro

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 May 14, 2009
Ivan the Terrible wrote:
the dealers create a scene of madness and open automatic gunfire spray in residential Mckinleyville and no charges...
who the hell is running the donut shop in this town?
That's ridiculous, they set the whole thing in motion. But, again, our DA, "The donut hole" will screw it up.
Anonymous

United States

#6 May 14, 2009
just me:

I agree, the story jumps from Fields crawling out of the Jeep, to discussing the unnamed 19-year old as the only one who survived. Where did Fields die? At the scene? at the hospital?
SELLING THE 14 pounds

Enid, OK

#7 May 14, 2009
the sellers bring this crap to our NEIGHBOHOODS,they all need to go to jail for illegal sells, and barnett still walks free.
anonymous

Eureka, CA

#8 May 14, 2009
Fields didn't crawl out of the Jeep. He was dead at the scene and his body was still in the car as the investigators tried to piece together the crime scene. The 19 year old is the one that crawled over the bank...his name, at least as of yet, hasn't been released. He's in the hospital in Redding unless there's been a new development.
whats up

Walnut Creek, CA

#9 May 14, 2009
Who was the other six people? It should be public information, even if they arent charged with a crime, which would seem odd.It seems the taxpayers are the victims,paying for all the services that were and will be used to clean up this mess.
anonymous

Eureka, CA

#10 May 14, 2009
More people shot/dead over pot. I believe that the people trying to score a ton of tax free money should be held just as accountable.
And why Richard Barnett has not had to answer for his contribution to the incident that happened at his house, I will never know.
The idiot dealers who put themselves in that position are not victims. Sorry.
anonymous

Daly City, CA

#11 May 14, 2009
"Godsey said Sheriff's Office officials are not releasing their identity, and no charges are anticipated against them at this time."

What in the hek is going on in this county? DEALING FOURTEEN POUNDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET AND NO CHARGES ARE ANTICIPATED?

DISGUSTING!

People it is time to take back your community.
no brains to begin with

San Francisco, CA

#12 May 14, 2009
These guys BOTH need to be taking a dirt nap. They need to be weeded out of the gene pool, and NOW! I just read the hard-copy press on this case, and it is amazing how much disregard these p u n ks have for everyone! I'm sure they couldn't have known who's baby they could have killed with stray gunfire. And all of the way from robbery to attempted murder, all for the sake of greed and 'bones'! Well, they earned their 'bones' on this caper, and I hope that, if stooge #2 lives, he gets 'loved' hard and often for the next 75 years in the joint!'Ridin' the spike' is too quick and kind for that boy! I hope that ALL folks with attitudes like these guys meet a quick and ugly end. We can forgive 'em, and so can God. After they're GONE!

“Greed kills”

Since: Apr 09

Eureka, CA

#13 May 14, 2009
There are cities in California that have civilian police oversight committees - for reasons such as those stated above by 'anonymous' from SF. There is such a committee specified in the Arcata General Plan, but I'm not sure about Eureka.
We need to get to the council to get this onto the plan. We pay the cops - we should be informed as to what they focus on when it comes to enforcement. If the DA won't prosecute what the citizens want the EPD to focus on, VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE!
This is one way to take back our community!
God

Eureka, CA

#14 May 14, 2009
if booze were illegal it would have been bloodier..........check the history of the country. They were not going to smoke all of that. You and your friends will. You know at your bbq, and at your parties. Someone always has a bowl right?
Where does it come from? The mean streets. There will always be violence with it being illegal. Funny i wonder if they were drunk?
Humboldt Thug

Eureka, CA

#15 May 14, 2009
I looked at mapquest for where this location is even though I had a pretty good idea. It is less than a block from the highway onramp.

Who makes a cash transaction that large one block from the highway? Isn't that just inviting someone to commit robbery and get away?

I have a feeling that the armed robbers set up this meeting place.
Laughing Out Loud

United States

#16 May 14, 2009
God wrote:
if booze were illegal it would have been bloodier..........check the history of the country. They were not going to smoke all of that. You and your friends will. You know at your bbq, and at your parties. Someone always has a bowl right?
Where does it come from? The mean streets. There will always be violence with it being illegal. Funny i wonder if they were drunk?
Are you really rush limbaugh/god?
gfsdfgsdf

Eureka, CA

#17 May 14, 2009
"just me"- seriously did you not read the article where it says "Fields warrants were still active at the time of his death", read closer.

What I think is most disturbing is that the Supes are threatening tolay off 28 deputies from the Sheriff's Dept. to "help" with the budget. Seems to me that if they do that it would make things worse as far as call response and over all community protection, but then again we live in "Little SAN FRAN" aka Humboldt County where a majority of people will probably not care. But i think that would be a disaster, to leave virtually no cops on the street. So to all those who who don't care about having enough law enforcement, when you get robbed, assualted or worse I don't want to see any complaints in the paper about no one coming to take your call cause remember you wouldn't support keeping the cops on the street. THINK ABOUT IT, something like this chase and shooting could happen on your street and your kids or family could be hurt.
Boomer Girl

Arcata, CA

#18 May 14, 2009
I do not believe that law enforcement will be laid off, they will start with the office staff and possibly mid-management, folks not on the streets. Or at least that is where it should be from, maybe even top management.
Muaddib

Valencia, CA

#19 May 14, 2009
Ivan the Terrible wrote:
the dealers create a scene of madness and open automatic gunfire spray in residential Mckinleyville and no charges...
who the hell is running the donut shop in this town?
No one's ever said it was automatic fire. It's HIGHLY unlikely that it was automatic. Semi-auto, sure... but not full-auto. Maybe that's what you meant, though.

I only say it's more likely that it was semi-automatic fire is that semi-auto AKs are legal in CA if they're manufactured correctly. Obviously this was not someone that could legally obtain a gun, but it would be much more likely that the gun he did obtain would have been legal for someone to possess that wasn't a felon. Full-auto AKs were never legally available for sale in the US so while it IS possible to obtain one as a criminal it's not likely as the supply is simply low. Full-auto weapons also hold a VERY high price on the black market, a semi-auto would have been cheaper.

The article doesn't specify either way, but from the number of shots the officers say were fired it's unlikely that it was a full-auto AK.
know diddly

Eureka, CA

#20 May 14, 2009
When I was younger I lived in a place where I was hassled by the Sheriffs and followed around because i drove a VW and had long hair and a beard. When I moved here many years ago part of what I liked was the fact that you were left alone as long as you weren't doing something blatantly illegal. Now i am older and a father and I feel much different about the cops. Things are not the way they were folks and we better get used to it. We need law enforcement here to keep this place a safe place to be free!

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