A man who allegedly fired at a car that carried his brother and three other people, including a child, in Atherton was arrested on Friday evening, Jan. 31, with the help of a hostage negotiation team, according to the police department.
Officers were alerted about the shooting at around 5 p.m. outside of a home on Spencer Lane, police said in a press release. One of the victims reported that his brother fired two rounds from a pistol at an occupied car about five minutes earlier.
Three adults and a child were inside the vehicle struck by the gunfire, police said, but no one was injured.
Officers from Menlo Park and Redwood City assisted Atherton police in surrounding the alleged shooter's home, according to the press release. A shelter-in-place order was issued for over a dozen homes on and near Spencer Lane, which is off of Isabella Avenue and blocks away from El Camino Real.
A hostage negotiation team from Redwood City contacted the alleged shooter on his cellphone and persuaded him to peacefully surrender, police said.
The alleged shooter was a 37-year-old Atherton man who was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an occupied vehicle and child endangerment, police said.
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