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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday June 9th, 2010 :: 10:17 p.m. PDT


COMMUNITY ALERT - Homicide occurred today at Hillsdale Mall - Targeted Victim, Isolated Incident, Suspect Outstanding

This ‘Press Release / Community Information' is being sent to you by The Public Information Office of the San Mateo Police Department. We at the SMPD take pride in alerting our community partners about activities and current events relevant to neighborhood incidents.

PIO Lieutenant Mike Brunicardi
PIO Sergeant Dave Norris
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
650-522-7626 (Sgt. Norris)


June 9, 2010 5:42pm –

SMPD Patrol Officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the west parking lot of Hillsdale Mall. SMPD Detectives were also on duty and responded immediately to the scene. Officers arrived within two minutes and located a single victim suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. The suspect had already fled the scene. The victim, a 54 year-old Palo Alto resident, was immediately transported by ambulance to a local trauma center. He died at the hospital. The victim in this case appears to have been targeted, and this is not believed to be a random act.

Officers and Detectives immediately isolated and locked down a crime scene in the parking lot outside of Hillsdale Mall. Business continued as usual inside the mall, and was not disrupted by the investigation.

The San Mateo County Homicide protocol was initiated – this is the first Homicide of the year in the City of San Mateo. SMPD Detectives are continuing to work around the clock utilizing all available resources, and will pursue all avenues of investigation until those responsible are brought to justice.

Again, this was an isolated incident, and does not appear to have been a random act. The City of San Mateo remains a safe place to live, work, and shop.

** This investigation is ongoing and no other information specific to the investigation is currently being released. SMPD will provide further updated information as soon as it becomes available. **

The San Mateo Police Department is asking for the community's assistance with any information that may be pertinent to this case. Please note the following phone numbers:

• San Mateo Police Dispatch - 650.522.7700
• San Mateo Police Investigations - 650.522.7650
• SMPD Secret Witness Line - 650.522.7676


Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sergeant Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

David Norris
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