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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Saturday November 3rd, 2018 :: 11:20 a.m. PDT


SMPD Arrest Juvenile for Attempted Homicide in Shooting Incident

San Mateo Police track down and arrest a 16-year-old suspected shooter in the downtown San Mateo gang-related shooting incident that occurred a week prior.
On Oct. 26, 2018, around 9 p.m., San Mateo Police Officers responded to the unit block of North B Street on reports of a possible physical fight. Officers arrived and located a 20-year-old male, resident of San Mateo, in the parking lot of the transit center suffering from a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the nearest trauma center, treated, and later released. Officers determined the crime scene to be in an alley way to the rear of the 80 North B Street.
San Mateo Police Detectives immediately assumed the investigation and worked quickly to identify the shooter and involved parties. Officers canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses and later located the suspected firearm used in the shooting. Based on evidence collected, witness and victim statements, assistance from neighboring police agencies, and surveillance video, Detectives identified a 16-year-old male as the suspected shooter. Yesterday, November 2, around 3:20 p.m., our Detectives tracked down the suspect to California Drive and Howard Avenue in Burlingame where he was safely taken into custody.
Detectives followed the arrest with a search warrant at the suspects’ residence located on the 800 block of West Sunset Boulevard in Hayward and additional evidence was collected. The 16-year-old was consequently booked into San Mateo County Juvenile Hall for Attempted Homicide, Juvenile Possession of a Firearm, and Gang Enhancement.
This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident or identity of the other involved parties is asked to contact Detective Nicole Von Glahn at 650-522-7655 or by email at Anonymous tips can be submitted at or by calling the SMPD Secret Witness Line at (650) 522-7676.
Original Release October 26, 2018
On Friday evening October 26th, around 9pm, SMPD Officers were alerted to a disturbance in the area of Tilton Avenue and B Street in Downtown San Mateo. Officers investigating the disturbance were led to a rear alley behind businesses on North B Street and out into the parking lot of the Downtown San Mateo Transit Center. Officers located a 20-year-old male resident of San Mateo in the parking lot of the transit center who was suffering from a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the nearest trauma center. Officers cordoned off the parking lot of the transit center to search for evidence, and Caltrain did not stop at the Downtown Transit Center during the investigation by SMPD request.
It is important to note that this incident did not occur on the train. The San Mateo Police Department appreciates the cooperation of several vehicle owners who were delayed in retrieving their parked vehicles while the necessary investigation was conducted. Both the ground level and underground parking at the Transit Center were canvassed for evidence. SMPD continues to search for additional evidence, and the suspect or suspects in this case are still outstanding. SMPD takes these violent crimes very seriously and will be working relentlessly to solve this case. This was an isolated incident and appears at this point to be gang-related. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact SMPD Dispatch at 650-522-7700.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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