San Mateo County Grand Jury Indicts Four in Connection with Deadly Gunfight
Originally published 8-9-23
by the East Palo Alto Police Department:
“On Friday, August 4, 2023, the San Mateo County Criminal Grand Jury indicted Miguel Bracamontes (21-year-old East Palo Alto resident), Bobby Williams (49-year-old San Francisco resident), Luis Mariscal (38-year-old East Palo Alto resident), and Michael Tyrone Darrell McNack (20-year-old Union City resident) for numerous charges and enhancements including but not limited to assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence.
Witness statements obtained through investigations, Grand Jury proceedings, and forensic evidence identified Bracamontes, Williams, Mariscal, and McNack as the four suspects who discharged firearms at Jack Farrell Park on May 17, 2022. The gun fight resulted in the death of Ralph Fields, shooting injuries to four adult males, and numerous children traumatized by being forced to experience the gunfight in a public park while the children were playing.
At the time of the indictment, three of the four suspects were already in jail for separate charges.
On August 8, 2023, the United States Marshal Service arrested the remaining suspect, Michael McNack, at his home in Union City. McNack was turned over to East Palo Alto Police Detectives who booked him into the San Mateo County Jail.
The East Palo Alto Police Department and the East Palo Alto community extend our gratitude to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, Atherton Police Department, and United States Marshal Service for their vital partnership and tireless work on this investigation.
Additionally, we would like to thank our very own East Palo Alto Police personnel for their unwavering dedication to completing this investigation amid their already extensive caseloads and their mission to hold every gunman accountable for their decision to fire guns in a park full of kids.
Arraignment: August 9, 2023 at 8:30 AM in Redwood City, CA”