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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Saturday December 19th, 2020 :: 01:37 p.m. PST


Detectives Actively Investigating Homicide at Wells Fargo

For Immediate Release No. 20201219-087
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Detectives Actively Investigating Homicide
The San Mateo Police Department is actively investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at around 9:25 a.m. in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank located at 81 W Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Wells Fargo at 9:25 a.m. on report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene within 60 seconds and located an unresponsive adult male who was pronounced deceased on scene. According to witnesses, a male suspect shot toward the adult male victim at least five times before fleeing on foot. Detectives have learned this was a targeted and isolated incident not involving the bank. We have launched an intensive investigation to bring all responsible parties to justice.
No tip is too small in this case. If you were driving by, have an in-car camera, or saw anything out of the ordinary, please contact police immediately at (650) 522-7700. Anyone with information or security footage related to this shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Pak at (650) 522-7660 or [email protected]. Anonymous tips can be submitted to or by calling (650) 522-7676. 
This is an active and evolving investigation. Information will be released as it becomes available.
Remember, if “You see something, say something.” We are encouraging our community to utilize security cameras. They are especially helpful in identifying suspicious activity in neighborhoods when cameras are street facing. Our officers regularly canvass for surveillance and you can help us by notifying SMPD where cameras are located in your neighborhood at
Michael Haobsh
Public Information Officer | Office of the Chief
City of San Mateo Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94403 
650-522-7626 | [email protected] 

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

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