A 27-year-old man shot early Sunday morning outside a parking garage near Palo Alto City Hall died this afternoon when his family decided to take him off life support, a police officer said.
Philip Lacy of South San Francisco was shot around 1:45 a.m. in the 600 block of Bryant Street, Agent Dan Ryan said. He was transported to Stanford Hospital where he died.
Meanwhile, Ryan confirmed that three homes in Gilroy were searched Sunday afternoon for a "person of interest" in the case.
Police did not find the man, who had outstanding traffic warrants and a warrant for another criminal offense.
Witnesses told police that a Pacific-Islander man around 21 years old and wearing a black beanie, black gloves and a black-hooded sweatshirt was seen robbing Lacy before shooting him.
Police determined that a necklace and possible other personal items were taken from Lacy. They are working to clarify if the shooting was random or if Lacy and the suspect had any prior contact.
Ryan said that investigators have no information indicating that this robbery is connected to any other recent crime in the area.
"We are looking, but we haven't found any links to other reported robberies," he added.
According to police, a number of witnesses have been interviewed and investigators are studying surveillance tapes in order to identify more possible witnesses.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.