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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Thursday April 1st, 2021 :: 09:25 p.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested Following an Extensive Homicide Investigation

For Immediate Release No. 20210401-017
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Suspect Arrested Following an Extensive Homicide Investigation
San Mateo Police have arrested a suspect connected to a shooting that left a man dead in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank.
San Mateo, CA –San Mateo Police Department detectives arrested a homicide suspect earlier this morning in Blanchard, Oklahoma after a round-the-clock investigation connected to a shooting on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot located at 81 W Hillsdale Blvd. Detectives have initiated the extradition process to transport the suspect back to San Mateo County. The investigation is ongoing.  
On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:25 a.m., San Mateo police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Wells Fargo located at 81 W Hillsdale Blvd 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 learned the suspect fled toward Highway 101 in a white Mercedes sedan. Witnesses described the suspect as a male, unknown race, slender, and wearing a black hoodie. The police department launched an intensive investigation to bring all responsible parties to justice.
Within a couple days of the homicide, detectives located the white Mercedes abandoned in Southern California. Security camera footage obtained by investigators revealed the Mercedes driver matched the descriptions provided by witnesses on scene. Additional investigative leads led detectives to the suspect’s home in Blanchard, Oklahoma. On Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:02 a.m. Central time, multiple law enforcement agencies served an arrest warrant at the suspect’s home. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to a local jail where he awaits extradition to San Mateo County.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information 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. 
San Mateo Police Department detectives worked with investigators throughout San Mateo County, Southern California, and the Oklahoma District 21 Task Force to apprehend this dangerous felon. We’d like to extend our deepest appreciation to our law enforcement partners for their combined efforts in helping us identify and locate this suspect.
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
Isiaih Reupena, 34-year-old resident of Blanchard, Oklahoma
Charges: Homicide (187 PC)
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
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