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Menlo Park man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute

Original post made on Sep 19, 2019

A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's first homicide case of the year, police said this week.

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Posted by laughing
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 19, 2019 at 12:44 pm

[Post removed; there are other forms of illegal transactions, so don't speculate on what crime was committed. If you witnessed the transaction, you should contact the police department.]


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Posted by Can you help
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm

Doesn't matter whether the transaction is legal or not. Someone got upset and escalated the conflict with a gun. Even people who sell items without paying sales tax or fail to report payments to babysitters should be protected from gun violence. Classifying tax cheats and drug users as lower class citizens diminishes us all. Focus should be on getting the shooter off the street.


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