Juvenile arrested in Mountain View for attempted murder during argument at a local 7-eleven
7-Eleven on Latham Street
MOUNTAIN VIEW – The Mountain View Police Department has announced the arrest of a wanted suspect for shooting at an unarmed man at a local 7-Eleven convenience store during an argument.
According to the Mountain View Police Department, “Around 10:50 pm on October 29, Mountain View officers responded to the 7-Eleven, located on the 1900 block of Latham Street, for reports of a shooting that had just occurred.” A call came into the 9-1-1 dispatch center reporting a fight had escalated causing the man and his girlfriend to flee from the suspect in their car after a 17-year-old male suspect had become combative and was threatening bodily harm.
According to police, “Once outside, the 17-year-old pulled out a gun, and the man, who was with an adult female and an infant, got into their car and began to drive away from the scene.”
Just as the male victim began to drive away, the 17-year-old suspect began firing at the car. Neither the female passenger, her infant, nor the driver was injured by gunfire that had struck the vehicle as they drove away. “Officers quickly responded to the suspect’s home nearby, where he was found and detained,” according to Mountain View Police Department. “The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was found inside a room of the home, and the 17-year-old was subsequently arrested.”
“Our officers responded quickly and did an excellent job piecing this incident together to arrest the suspect,” said Lt. Michael Canfield. “I am proud of their work.” Subsequently, the 17-year-old suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on attempted murder charges and is currently being held without bail due to the serious nature of the crime.