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Man dies after shooting near Willow Road

Menlo Park police are searching for clues in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old East Palo Alto man early this morning.

At 1:23 a.m. police received reports that a victim with a single gunshot wound had arrived at Stanford Hospital. Jose Antonio Contreras arrived at the hospital, but was pronounced dead soon after his arrival, according to police.

Preliminary investigation shows that the shooting occurred on state Highway 84, between University Avenue and Willow Road, near the Dumbarton Bridge, police reported. The motive has not been determined and there is no suspect information.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Menlo Park Police Department at 650-330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 650-330-6395.

This is the first homicide in Menlo Park this year.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Posted by joe, a resident of College Terrace
on May 6, 2008 at 3:57 pm



Darwin rules, if people want to play around with guns drugs and crime they are going to get taken out of the gene pool


Posted by Tim, a resident of College Terrace
on May 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Here are some clues- Guns, money, drugs.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 6, 2008 at 7:15 pm

It had nothing to do with drugs , he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time it could have even been you.


Posted by Dr Doom, a resident of Downtown North
on May 6, 2008 at 10:25 pm

I agree to the last comment.Driving around that late at night.

I am not out of my house at that time,and I am 3 blocks from P.A. City Hall


Posted by just me, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 6, 2008 at 11:42 pm

What da fuck was he doing dat late he has a baby and baby mama he should of been home with them now they lost him


Posted by BaY ArEa pRiNcEsS, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 7, 2008 at 12:38 am

I hope dat whoever did this pays hard.we will miss him n pray 4 him n his family.at least he's in a better place.R.I.P guero!!!


Posted by Tim, a resident of Crescent Park
on May 7, 2008 at 6:34 am

Last two comments sum it up. Another clue- The friends you hang with.


Posted by k>b, a resident of Fairmeadow
on May 7, 2008 at 6:04 pm

This is a critical situation, it kinda sounds that, yeah they were at the wrong place and the wrong time. Things happen for a reason only god knows. But we know that he is in a better place. I guess thats the way he was goanna die. We all will die one day and only god knows how. We just have to live our lifes day by day. Sorry to all the family and specially his baby mamma, you'll be alright sweety. REST IN PARADISE JOSE CONTRERAS!!!!!


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 19, 2008 at 10:47 pm

There will be a car wash on saturday infront of the Boys & Girls Club of East Palo Alto on Pulgas to help the family.
Please pass this on,
thank you


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 19, 2008 at 10:48 pm

There will be a car wash on saturday infront of the Boys & Girls Club of East Palo Alto on Pulgas to help the family.
Please pass this on,
thank you


Posted by FUCK DEM HOEZ, a resident of Menlo Park
on May 21, 2008 at 10:47 am

DAMB I STILL CANT BELIEVE DAT U GONE..... U IN A BETTER PLACE NOW... WE ARE GUNA MISS UR ASS FOO..... U KNOW ME N MY BABY DADDY ARE GUNA MAKE SURE UR WIFE N SON ARE DOIN GOOD...... N TO ALL U LIL GIRLS TRYIN TO ACT LIKE U KNOW HIM KEEP HIS NAME OUT UR MOUTH U DONT KNOW SHIT......


Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 21, 2008 at 10:59 am

Obviously, Walter has a new pen name?


Posted by consernd neighbor, a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 30, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Who ever reads this please pay attention the person the Menlo Park Police should be looking for to question is Silvia Prado she has a lot to do with this persons death she is very much involed and needs to be questiond. She actually help the person to who killed Jose get away she drove him all the way to Uruapan Michoacan Mexico that is where he is hideing and that is where he can be found. Who ever reads this please follow up on it.


Posted by bAy pRiNcEsS, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 15, 2009 at 12:53 am

I still can't believe dat ur gone. Everyone misses u n still hope dat this was all a dream n soon you'll come bak to us and your family. There's not a day in our lives where we don't think about u. REST IN PEACE.


Posted by 650, a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

I Miss u Jose Antonio I Really Hope They Catch Whoever Did This N Im pretty sure most of yall out there know who did it,,FUCK THEIR LIFE WHOEVER TOOK RED AWAY FROM US!!!!! RIP JOSE ANTONIO!!


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