Man accused of firing semiautomatic weapon at deputies during pursuit in Humboldt County
Above: Jared Eli Aubrey (L) and Darrike Miles McKeown (R) | All photos via Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection to a recent pursuit and officer-involved shooting.
The primary suspect is identified as 32-year-old Jared Eli Aubrey of Eureka, who is reportedly on parole for numerous charges including assault and narcotics. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Aubrey was the passenger during a police pursuit on the night of July 20, and is accused of firing numerous shots at deputies from an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle.
The rifle was later recovered at the scene of a collision after the pursuit at Buhne Street and Harrison Avenue, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The driver, identified as 27-year-old Darrike Miles McKeown of Eureka, who is also on parole, was hospitalized with minor injuries before being arrested.
Aubrey was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on suspicion of attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and parole violation. McKeown was booked on suspicion of evading a peace officer and violation of parole.
Both individuals may face additional charges, the Sheriff’s Office said.