Humboldt County Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting at Occupied Residence
Above: Jahria Zion booking photo
(Photos courtesy of HCSO)
A man was recently arrested after allegedly shooting at an occupied residence with an assault weapon in Humboldt County.
According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded just before 7 AM on October 28 to the 1900 block of Golf Course Road, near Arcata, to investigate reports of shots fired. At the scene, deputies discovered that someone had fired shots at an occupied residence — a window had been shot out and there were bullet holes in the interior walls and ceiling.
No injuries were reported, the Sheriff’s Office said. While they were at the scene, deputies learned that the person suspected of firing the shots, identified as 25-year-old Jahria Zion, was “armed with a firearm and suffering from a possible mental health episode.”
That afternoon, at around 4, Zion was reportedly seen in the Rio Dell area, allegedly armed with a pistol. Rio Dell Police officers responded to the location, on the 200 block of Sequoia Avenue. Zion was soon located and taken into custody without further incident.
Officers then searched Zion’s vehicle and reportedly discovered three loaded semi-automatic rifles with extended magazines, a 12-gauge shotgun, additional high-capacity magazines, pre-packaged Alprazolam pills, and around 45 grams of suspected cocaine.
Zion was booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a high-capacity magazine, altering a firearm serial number, and illegal possession of an assault weapon.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. It was unclear at press time whether Zion had retained an attorney.