Three Juveniles Arrested on Weapon and Narcotics Charges in Connection with Shooting
Above: Evidence collected during investigation
(Courtesy of East Palo Alto PD)
Originally published by the East Palo Alto Police Department:
On October 13, 2023, East Palo Alto Police responded to a reported shooting into an occupied residence in the 2300 block of Cooley Ave. Thankfully there were no injuries because of the shooting. Through the course of the investigation, three male juveniles were captured on video surveillance cameras committing the crime. The identification of the suspect was made possible by video surveillance captured during the commission of the crime. Two of the suspects are 15 years old and the third is 16 years old.
On November 2, 2023, East Palo Alto Police, with assistance from the United States Marshal Service, the Atherton Police Department, and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, served arrest warrants for all three suspects and also served search warrants at their residences.
A total of five firearms were seized along with several high-capacity magazines and ammunition, including a 60-round magazine for an AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 rifle, and a Glock style pistol were confirmed to be “Ghost guns”.
Investigators located over 22 ounces of cocaine, MDMA pills, and marijuana packaged for sale. Officers also discovered over $4k in cash. The San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force responded to assist with the investigation into the illegal drugs.
All three juvenile suspects were taken into custody. The firearms, illegal drugs, and cash were all booked as evidence. The investigation is on-going.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information is urged to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by any of the following means:
- Send an anonymous email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send an anonymous text from your cell phone to 650-409-6792
- Leave an anonymous voice mail by calling 650-409-6792