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One year later, East Palo Alto police seek witness to fatal shooting

Investigators looking for leads in Danilo Perez's death

East Palo Alto police are asking for witnesses to come forward following a homicide that's gone unsolved for a year, police said Thursday.

Danilo Perez of East Palo Alto was gunned down early on Dec. 13, 2018 in the 1200 block of Beech Street a block east of Pulgas Avenue.

Police said they want justice for Perez and to get closure for his family.

Police responded at 12:29 a.m. that day to Beech Street following the sound of gunshots that were picked up by ShotSpotter technology.

Arriving officers found Perez, 19, suffering from bullet wounds. Paramedics tried to save Perez's life, but he died.

Anyone who saw Perez get shot or who has information about the shooting is asked to get in touch with police.

An anonymous email can be sent to, an anonymous text to 650-409-6792 and an anonymous voicemail message can be left at the same number. Detective Robert Weigand is also accepting calls at 650-853-7250.


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