San Mateo: Police release more details about shooting, arrest

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN MATEO — Police have identified a Central Valley woman as the suspect in a shooting reported Thursday off East Hillsdale Boulevard, and released more details about her arrest.

The shooting was reported around 4:45 p.m. Thursday near East Hillsdale Boulevard and South Norfolk Street, and responding officers determined through witness accounts that the incident occurred about a block east of that site on Lagos Street.

Neither a victim nor suspect were still on scene when police arrived, but officers did observe blood droplets and a cell phone left on a sidewalk as well as shell casings nearby, according to a San Mateo police news release.

Soon after, officers were told that the shooter ran into a nearby apartment building, and separately, a gunshot victim surfaced in San Carlos and was taken to a hospital.

Officers surrounded the apartment building, on Lagos Street, and summoned police negotiators who spoke to the suspect, identified as a 34-year-old woman from the Central Valley town of Ceres, south of Modesto.

The woman later surrendered to police, and a search of the apartment she was in recovered a gun that investigators believe was used in the earlier shooting. She was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.