Fatal Shooting Suspects Arrested After An Extensive Investigation
Originally published as a San Mateo Police Department Facebook post –
“San Mateo, CA – San Mateo Police Department Detectives arrest two homicide suspects after a round-the-clock investigation connected to a shooting on May 14, 2021 at the San Mateo Adult School. The investigation is ongoing.
On Friday, May 14, 2021 at 08:58 p.m., San Mateo police officers were dispatched to the San Mateo Adult School located at 789 E Poplar Avenue on the report of a shooting. There was a confrontation and several gunshots were fired. Officers quickly arrived and located the victim in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. He had been shot in the torso. Officers administered first aid to the victim before he was transported to a local trauma center. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.
Through the investigation, SMPD detectives learned this was an isolated incident, one which was not associated or related to any activity or event at the San Mateo Adult School or San Mateo High School. As the in-depth investigation continued, SMPD detectives identified one suspect located in the San Jose, CA, area. On Saturday May 15, 2021, at 5:04 p.m., a 16-year-old suspect was arrested. This suspect was later booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall.
After the initial arrest, the intense investigation continued. SMPD detectives worked diligently and meticulously and located a second suspect in San Mateo. On May 17, 2021, at 8:55 a.m., a second 16-year-old suspect was arrested. This suspect was later booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall.
After the apprehension of the second suspect, SMPD detectives executed search warrants at residences in both Menlo Park and San Mateo. Evidence collected as a result of these search warrants is being analyzed and processed.”