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East Palo Alto shooting victim identified

Original post made on Apr 29, 2010

A man fatally shot in East Palo Alto Wednesday night has been identified as 20-year-old Gabriel Arreguin, a police captain said today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:11 PM

Comments (24)

Posted by I heart EPA
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

RIP Gabe. To young to go...

Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 29, 2010 at 7:50 pm

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Mike
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm


Who are you?

Terrorist Latin drug gangs? How many times can you use the word terrorist? Terrorism is to this era what communism was to the 50-60s...

In any event, while it may be true that this is drug related there is nothing mentioned in the article that confirms this so don't jump to conclusions.

Posted by Day
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I can tell you, as a relative of the family, that drugs were certainly not involved. It is wrong to jump to that conclusion.

Posted by friend
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I think it's really sad that a boy that is only 20 has to go, no one deserves to day at such a young age. I had friends died in my hands due to shootings. The most sad part of all of this, is that cops dont do anything to prevent this situations. And as for the lady who is concern bout aka "TERRORIST"its really stupid to say something if she doesnt know what really happen.

Posted by cops do what?
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

This is America, not a police state, its not up to the cops to nanny the public. We need to stop this nonsense. With freedom comes responsibility and with responsibility comes consequences. We should round up all these trouble makers and send them to China, see how much they miss out on living in America, they might appreciate it.

Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

All EPA has to do is murder another person and they will have outdone last year's stats. Congratulations, ungrateful citizens.

Posted by G TOWN camellia -vrebena
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

R.I.P YOUNG MEIGO AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY.PEOPLE like sharon pay no never mind she couldnt and wouldnt walk our streets.This madness has took many people down the wrong path and that has help them make bad choice making.My blood was wasted on those streets as well others.Ronald Ray Davis Jr was the 1st homicide this year thats my blood killed in cold blood shot 10 times with two diff kind of guns.I hurt every day... the only change is within;as people.

Posted by To Disgusted
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

Ungrateful for what, Disgusted? Really easy for you to sit in judgement of something you know little about. Who do you think are ungrateful? Most of us work hard, take care of our families, go about our business. Most of us aren't thugging it up, committing criminal acts or causing problems. Quit using your sweeping brush to paint the same portrait of us all. We're all different from each other and more similar to you than you admit, all at the same time.

Posted by Megan
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

R.I.P. Gabriel, didn't see much of you recently but i'll never forget gettin the chance to know you through all of elementary school when you used to drive us all crazy lol. but then again at that age we drove everyone crazy. Too young to go. you will be missed. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your familia. Rest in Paradise.

Posted by Heart broken friend
a resident of El Carmelo School
on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

I have known Gabriel since he was an infant. He comes from a close family who adore him. He was one of the most gentle and loving young men I have ever known. Gabriel was not a fighter, nor was he involved in drugs. He was the victim of a terrible crime. His death is a tragedy.

Posted by hyphy princess
a resident of Midtown
on May 1, 2010 at 1:07 am

I cant believe this i had just seen hem oh my god my prayers are with his family r.i.p gabriel

Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 3, 2010 at 12:23 am

My heart goes out to Gabriel's family. Any of us here with sons and daughters fear that moment when you hear something has gone wrong....My heart goes out to Tim's family as well. Both 20 and both gone. Tragic accidents both. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

Posted by Hector
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 4, 2010 at 10:55 am

R.I.P Rouge im a miss u. I grow up with u an your whole family. You will always be family 2 me rouge family first. He always had a big heart hes big brother 2 me. Im a see u soon rouge MID-TOWN E.P.A

Posted by Christina Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 4, 2010 at 11:45 am

To friends and family of Gabriel,

I'm interested in finding out more about Gabriel and the time he might have spent in Palo Alto schools. Please contact me at [email protected] Thank you

Posted by bob
a resident of Triple El
on May 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

I heard he was shot over 3 grand in a craps game

Posted by rest in peace
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 12, 2010 at 7:47 am

disrespecting someones memory just isn't right I keep seeing his round face and huge smile in my mind the kid didn't even smoke weed let alone be on any drug, rest in peace gabe

Posted by rest in peace
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 12, 2010 at 7:58 am

by the way if ALL you wonderful people DONT even live in EAST palo alto WHY ARE YOU SO CONCERNED WITH what happens here's once you cross the trees you are all safe in your upper middle class communities and not affected by what happens over the ramp, it comes all full circle it will continue to happen everywhere ... he was murdered DOWN THE STREET from where I sleep every night...if y'all care so much move to this city untill then be concerned with your own pathetic repetitive lives other then the nxt "minority" killed it dosnt concern u

Posted by gardens
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am


Posted by town member
a resident of Midtown
on May 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

people always want to butt in you cant make no difference in what happens so bob who did you hear from that he got shot over a craps game? if you know something and dont want to say nothin to the rollaz tell the famly

Posted by karla
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

i am a sister of gabriel an to read some of this nonsense people are writing its just dispicable. to those who think gabe was in a gang or in drugs who are you people judge a person you dont even know!! gaberiel was never in drugs nore was he in gangs he was a wouderful brother an to speak for my mother in law he was a wouderfull child as well he had dreams like everyone else just because h e lived in east palo alot doesnt give you the right to think that he was in gangs or drugs! for that person talking about cops! we are not asking for them to nanny! we are sking them to try more in solving the murders! we dont even get phone calls from the detective we call them an leave messeges an after a few weeks we get a call from them all they have a suspects an its been four months all we ask to be there more for those families that lost a loved one not make appt an not show up... so for that person that person that says its america we know that all we ask is for justice to be served to catch those people because gabriel didnt deserve this!! rest in paradise gabriel arreguin we will always love you your sister karla

Posted by big sister SANDRA
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm


Posted by Karla
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:17 am

Holidays are here and we are still empty not knowing who murdered our loved one these times are hard for us not having Gabriel around that person who murdered Gabriel is still sitting at home or where Ever he is while sit and hope/ wish east palo alto police/detectives spend there time at 7/11 eating an drinking and not doing there job! It's horrible to see our hard earned money being taken out of earnings for officers that don't care!! Gabe we will always and forever miss you!

Posted by concerned about our city
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm

we R statistics: east palo alto police don't do shit but harass the wrong people in the city they are supposed to be protecting. would be nice if the pigs were re-trained to serve and protect. to smile and protect its citizens and not stereotype, harass and mean mug its citizens. they seem to always be mad. seems like we (east palo alto) get all the left overs and pissed off cops that hate their jobs.
let alone, the fuckin cop that should have guided the car that was taking Gabe to the hospital instead of pulling them over and waiting for a fucking ambulance to arrive. way to go dumb fuck!

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