East Palo Alto man fatally shot early Tuesday morning


UPDATE: An East Palo Alto man shot and killed early Tuesday morning was identified as 27-year-old Ernie Trujillo Rendon, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.


An East Palo Alto man died in a shooting early Tuesday morning, May 3, according to a police department press release.

The shooting took place around 1:05 a.m. on the 1700 block of Tulane Avenue, police Cmdr. Jerry Alcaraz said. The 27-year-old victim, whom police have had previous interactions with, sustained at least one gunshot wound, Alcaraz said.

Officers found the man lying in the street and performed CPR on him until emergency personnel arrived and took over. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Alcaraz said.

Police have limited suspect information and have not established a motive for the shooting, he said.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until his next of kin is notified.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Det. Veronica Barries at 650-353-1899. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-409-6792.


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