Scanner traffic indicates that around 8:15 p.m., a man was reportedly walking around Ukiah’s Todd Grove park when a dark gray vehicle sped past him. The pedestrian yelled at the vehicle to slow down. The driver then pulled a firearm on a pedestrian for this perceived offense and drove away.
Ukiah Police Department officers were dispatched to the park searching for the vehicle, reportedly driven by a Hispanic or Indian male adult.
Ukiah Police are currently combing the neighborhoods around Todd Grove Park and the rest of Ukiah’s Westside for any sign of the suspect.
UPDATE 9:01 p.m: Ukiah Police Department officers have encountered multiple vehicles that appeared similar to the vehicle associated with the brandishing incident, but as of this update have yet to locate the specific vehicle or driver.
UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: A Be On the Lookout has been issued across the county as a result of this incident. Law enforcement was told by dispatch an officer safety flag was associated with a Hispanic male adult with facial hear, wearing a black hat and black hoodie, who was the reporter driver of a dark gray, four-door Dodge Charger. The suspect is reportedly armed with a black firearm.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.