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Palo Alto Police Department
Tuesday January 21st, 2020 :: 03:13 p.m. PST


News Release: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Early Morning Shooting

Police are searching for the suspect(s) responsible for shooting and killing a man in a parking lot early Tuesday morning. A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this homicide.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at around 3:02 a.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a call from a man who reported he had been shot in the 700 block of San Antonio Road. Police arrived on scene and found an adult male in his fifties lying alone in the parking lot of a business with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Officers immediately began providing medical aid to the victim who was conscious and breathing. Paramedics from the Palo Alto Fire Department took over treating the victim and transported him to a local hospital. He suffered one gunshot wound to the abdomen and underwent surgery, but ultimately passed away from his injuries.

Detectives are actively investigating this crime as a homicide. Crime scene investigators spent the morning processing the scene and collecting evidence. They are also searching for surveillance video in the area. At this point, there is no motive for the case or suspect(s) information to release.

Due to the seriousness of the crime, a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) is being offered by Mothers Against Murder, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization based in Los Altos. For more information about Mothers Against Murder, visit their website at or call them at 650-248-9529.

The identity of the homicide victim can be obtained from the Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app, downloadable at or

Palo Alto Police Department
275 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-329-2406

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