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Man arrested in nonfatal East Palo Alto shooting

A man was arrested on suspicion of shooting another man in the leg in East Palo Alto this Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Officer Lydia Cardoza was flagged down at the shooting scene in the 600 block of Bell Street at 3:10 p.m. and found the 20-year-old victim, police said.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The investigation revealed that a potential suspect was hiding in a home in the 1500 block of Ursula Way and a team of law enforcement agencies - including assistance from the sheriff's office and police from Menlo Park and Palo Alto - arrested a suspect.

The suspect was identified by police as 32-year-old Ernesto Cuellar of East Palo Alto. Police have not determined the motive for the shooting.

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Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to call Detective Tommy Phengsene at 650-798-5947.

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Man arrested in nonfatal East Palo Alto shooting

Uploaded: Thu, Jul 25, 2013, 9:12 am

A man was arrested on suspicion of shooting another man in the leg in East Palo Alto this Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Officer Lydia Cardoza was flagged down at the shooting scene in the 600 block of Bell Street at 3:10 p.m. and found the 20-year-old victim, police said.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

The investigation revealed that a potential suspect was hiding in a home in the 1500 block of Ursula Way and a team of law enforcement agencies - including assistance from the sheriff's office and police from Menlo Park and Palo Alto - arrested a suspect.

The suspect was identified by police as 32-year-old Ernesto Cuellar of East Palo Alto. Police have not determined the motive for the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to call Detective Tommy Phengsene at 650-798-5947.

Comments

just wondering
Midtown
on Jul 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm
just wondering, Midtown
on Jul 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm
Friend
Menlo Park
on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Friend, Menlo Park
on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

"Just wondering": I know the victim of this shooting and I am relieved beyond belief that he is okay. By "friendly fire" you seem to imply that he had some kind of nefarious connection to the shooter. Nothing could be further from the truth: the victim is one of the kindest and most considerate young men I know.

And I have to ask - what was it in the article that lead you to make that comment? Be honest.


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