Friday, September 19, 2014

Scenes From Friday's Shooting Vigil

Posted By on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 11:09 PM

click to enlarge Friends and family release balloons during a vigil for Thomas "Tommy" McClain who was fatally shot by Eureka police early Wednesday morning. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Friends and family release balloons during a vigil for Thomas "Tommy" McClain who was fatally shot by Eureka police early Wednesday morning.
Friends and family gathered Friday evening to remember Thomas "Tommy" McClain, a 22-year-old Eureka man fatally shot by police early Wednesday morning. The shooting, which occurred as officers held McClain at gunpoint in front of a residence on the 1600 block of Allard Avenue, opening fire when he allegedly reached for a gun, is currently under investigation by a multi-agency county critical incident response team.

Local photographer Mark McKenna was at Friday's vigil, and shared the following images.
click to enlarge Friends and family release balloons during a vigil for Thomas "Tommy" McClain held at the scene of Wednesday's shooting. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Friends and family release balloons during a vigil for Thomas "Tommy" McClain held at the scene of Wednesday's shooting.

click to enlarge McClain's stepfather, Frank Barragan, left, his mother Jeanne, and brother, Nathaniel, comfort each other shortly after friends and family released balloons during Friday's Vigil. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • McClain's stepfather, Frank Barragan, left, his mother Jeanne, and brother, Nathaniel, comfort each other shortly after friends and family released balloons during Friday's Vigil.
click to enlarge Corinna Ward and Patsy Yazzolino comfort each other. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Corinna Ward and Patsy Yazzolino comfort each other.
click to enlarge Josh Mottern, McClain's cousin, stands in front of signs set out at the vigil. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Josh Mottern, McClain's cousin, stands in front of signs set out at the vigil.
click to enlarge Andrew Evans holds a candle during the vigil for his friend and co-worker. Evans said McClain's death was mind blowing adding, "He was a mellow, kind kid. I could never see him being violent." - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Andrew Evans holds a candle during the vigil for his friend and co-worker. Evans said McClain's death was mind blowing adding, "He was a mellow, kind kid. I could never see him being violent."
click to enlarge Evans places a candle in front of McClain's photo. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Evans places a candle in front of McClain's photo.
click to enlarge Nichole and Josh Mottern sit near a photo of McClain with their daughters Kendra, right, and Valorie. Josh Mottern was McClain's cousin and McClain had been living with the Motterns at a home on Allard Avenue in Eureka. McClain was fatally shot outside the home early Wednesday morning. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Nichole and Josh Mottern sit near a photo of McClain with their daughters Kendra, right, and Valorie. Josh Mottern was McClain's cousin and McClain had been living with the Motterns at a home on Allard Avenue in Eureka. McClain was fatally shot outside the home early Wednesday morning.
click to enlarge Valorie Mottern, 4, holds a candle near a photo of her cousin. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Valorie Mottern, 4, holds a candle near a photo of her cousin.
click to enlarge Nichole Mottern hugs a friend. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • Nichole Mottern hugs a friend.


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