Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto


Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death.

Police responded at 6:05 p.m. to a call about shots being fired in the 1300 block of Camellia Drive and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds sitting in a white Lexus sedan.

The man, identified as Steven Porter Jr., 36, of San Jose, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was seen fleeing on foot on Camellia Drive toward Jasmine Way, police said. He was described as an unidentified man wearing dark clothing.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call police at (650) 321-1112. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can send an email to, send a text to (650) 409-6792 or leave a voice mail at (650) 409-6792.

— Bay City News Service


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