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News - February 22, 2012

Man shot in head; two arrested

Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a Feb. 15 shooting in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was critically wounded from a gunshot to the head, but is expected to recover, Lt. Larry Schumaker of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting was reported by a resident of the 300 block of San Carlos Avenue at 2:28 a.m. after the bleeding victim pounded on the resident's front door, Lt. Schumaker said. That location is between Woodside Road and West Selby Lane.

The victim knew who shot him, and was able to provide deputies with names and a description when they arrived, Lt. Schumaker said.

The victim was treated at the scene and then taken to Stanford Hospital.

About 45 minutes after the shooting, deputies stopped a car with three occupants who matched the description given by the victim, Lt. Schumaker said.

Deputies determined that two of the car's occupants, Okalani Latu and Alejandro Arguello, both 24-year-old Redwood City residents, may have been involved in the shooting, and arrested both. The car's third occupant is not believed to have been involved and was released.

Investigators are trying to determine the motive and circumstances of the shooting, but said the suspects knew the victim and that the shooting was not random. Sheriff's officials said residents should not be concerned for their safety.

Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office at (650) 363-4911 or an anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700.

— Bay City News Service


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