Around 9 p.m., emergency responders from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District located an unresponsive man sitting in a car parked along a sidewalk in the 100 block of Jasmine Way, according to a press release. The street is near San Francisquito Creek.
Paramedics found he was suffering from gunshot wounds and police were called, the release states. He was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries.
He was a 26-year-old Redwood City resident, according to police. As of Wednesday morning, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office was not releasing his name to the public until his next of kin was notified.
The case is the fourth homicide in the city this year.
Anyone who has information related to Tuesday's homicide is asked to contact East Palo Alto police by calling Detective Aleyda Romero at 650-853-7249. Anonymous tips can also be made by text or voicemail at 650-409-6792 or email to [email protected]
—Palo Alto Weekly staff
Man arrested after resident sees him looking into vehicle
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Menlo Park early Tuesday morning after a resident saw him peering into a vehicle parked in the driveway and officers found him with stolen items and a firearm in his possession, police said.
Officers responded around 12:10 a.m. to the 300 block of Lexington Drive, where the resident said she saw on her video surveillance system a man looking into the car.
She gave police a description of the suspect and his direction of travel and officers found him minutes later hiding in the driveway of a nearby home. Officers searched the neighborhood and found a backpack along with a loaded semi-automatic handgun, as well as car keys in his possession that were to a vehicle parked in the same block and had been stolen from Millbrae, police said.
The man was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal possession of a firearm, petty theft and other offenses.
—Bay City News Service
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