On Aug. 13, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach sentenced the defendant to 17 years and four months in prison, with credit for 404 days served. He was ordered to pay a yet-to-be-determined amount of restitution to the victims, and $350 in fines.
Mr. Romero was arrested last year after shooting a 24-year-old man who allegedly tried to attack him with a baseball bat during a traffic altercation on Willow Road, according to the police report.
Menlo Park Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) officers, who were already in the area on an unrelated case, attempted to detain Mr. Romero. The ensuing struggle left one officer with an injured hand.
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