Police: Man uses shotgun shell full of Rice Krispies to shoot victim

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EUREKA, Calif. — Police arrested a suspect who allegedly shot a man using a shotgun shell packed with breakfast cereal.

Officers in the Northern California city of Eureka responded to reports of shots fired and at least one person with a gunshot wound around 3:25 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim, who had suffered a nonlife-threatening injury to a hand, was treated at a hospital, police said.

Detectives caught up with the suspected shooter, 29-year-old Timothy Glass Jr., after he fled to Palco Marsh, site of a large homeless encampment, according to KRCR-TV.

Police say one detective suffered a minor injury during the arrest.

An investigation later determined Glass used a flare gun to fire the shell, which had been stuffed with Rice Krispies.

Glass was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for resisting arrest and probation violation.

The victim positively identified Glass but declined to press charges.