3 in custody after gun battle

3 in custody after gun battle

There are 60 comments on the Palo Alto Daily News story from Mar 10, 2008, titled 3 in custody after gun battle. In it, Palo Alto Daily News reports that:

Three known East Palo Alto gang members were arrested Saturday after an early morning gun battle and a high-speed chase across the Dumbarton Bridge.
Three known East Palo Alto gang members were arrested Saturday after an early morning gun battle and a high-speed chase across the Dumbarton Bridge. <br/> <br/>Chester Best, Stoney Gipson and Oliver Ware, all in their 20s, were booked for resisting arrest, evading a police officer in a vehicle and possession of a firearm, East Palo Alto police Detective Ed Soares said. Ware and Gipson posted bail at 11 a.m. Saturday. <br/> <br/>The department is also looking to add a gang enhancement to the charges because the three men have strong ties to the Mid Town Taliban, an organized East Palo Alto gang with about 20 known members, Soares said. <br/> <br/>Best and Ware are East Palo Alto residents, while Gipson currently has a Stockton address. All have criminal histories, Soares said. <br/> <br/>No one was injured in the altercation, Soares said. <br/> <br/>"Very rarely do we get three suspects with gang ties, and who are armed," Soares said. "This was good work by our patrol officers." <br/> <br/>Police responded around 2 a.m. Saturday to three separate reports of shots fired, one at University Avenue and Bell Street, and two more in the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Capitol Avenue. <br/> <br/>The shots were pinpointed by Shotspotter, a new device that can locate gunfire through soundwaves and send locations to officers through dispatch. <br/> <br/>A sergeant saw a dark-colored sedan leaving the area and attempted to follow it, but couldn't keep up in the older police vehicle. <br/> <br/>Another officer, driving a Dodge Charger squad car, was called in and gave chase. <br/> <br/>For about 10 minutes, the suspects led three police cars through East Palo Alto side streets and then crossed the bridge into Fremont and Union City, where their car hit a curb, blowing out the front right tire. The three suspects fled on foot. <br/> <br/>Dozens of local police helped the three East Palo Alto officers lay down a perimeter, and helicopters were deployed, Soares said. <br/> <br/>Best was apprehended almost immediately, while Ware and Gipson split up. Soares said one officer <br/> <br/>managed to apprehend the two separately. <br/> <br/>Witnesses who saw the initial gun battle told Soares that the three suspects and another unidentified car were shooting at each other. The suspects could also each face a count of negligent discharging of a firearm, if five shell casings that he found on the scene match any of the three handguns Best, Gipson and Ware were armed with. <br/> <br/>The gun battle could be linked to a shooting Thursday afternoon that left a man injured. Soares said the victim has ties to the Village neighborhood, or Da Vill, and had entered a section of Mid Town, which the Taliban claims. <br/> <br/>"When a gang member enters different turf, it's a sign of disrespect," Soares said. "Basically, it's 'Shoot on sight.'" <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>E-mail Banks Albach at <br/> <br/>[email protected] <br/>
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Lady B

Gurgaon, India

#1 Mar 10, 2008
These want to be gangsters need to be sent to Iraq, were they can shoot legally. I bet if shot each one would cry like a baby. How do you claim a territory that you didn't help build or create? Let's Bitch slap each one and but them on a plane to any third world country. East Palo Alto belongs to those who obey the law and pay taxes, not you low riding stained draw hoodlums.
Rachel Gipson

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2008
It awes me how the police can come up with these ridiculous accusations. The may have retrieved firearms but to concoct the story about gang membership is totally a lie. My son has never been in a gang, I don't believe there is even a gang called the Taliban in East Palo Alto. They failed to mention that my son was beat up by one of their officers who incidently beat up at least 10 other residents of East Palo Alto and raped two women. taflinger or caflinger is his name any way he has been suspended and the case is supposed to be dismissed. I get so sick of hearing these reports about the hard work police do when they are even more crooked than the crooks but they have the full support of the justice system behind them. I hope there is some kind of tracking system to see if these shot stoppers are truly operating because if you leave it to the police they will lie and say anything. Oh and by the way my son has two misdeamenaors.
Rachel Gipson

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2008
lady bitch You need to take yourself to Iraq to get rid of some of that hostility.
Lady B wrote:
These want to be gangsters need to be sent to Iraq, were they can shoot legally. I bet if shot each one would cry like a baby. How do you claim a territory that you didn't help build or create? Let's Bitch slap each one and but them on a plane to any third world country. East Palo Alto belongs to those who obey the law and pay taxes, not you low riding stained draw hoodlums.
STEPact

Belmont, CA

#4 Mar 10, 2008
It is mothers like you that are the problem in this society. These people that are in total denial about the lives that their children lead. You could have all the evidence in the world showed to you and you'd still either be in ignorant denial or making a congnizant decision to support the on-going street terrorism that is rampant in the streets. You ar eone or the other, so which do you choose? Personally I think you are just as criminaly liable as your son.
izzy newkirk

Fremont, CA

#5 Mar 10, 2008
Great, 3 more sub-humans in jail we've gotta feed. Or do we?
REAL

Menlo Park, CA

#6 Mar 10, 2008
There is a such thing as the Taliban! It may not be the old school type of gangs but hell you might ass well call it one! And I hope the police get all these dumb young shooters!!! Including Stoney, because he has been involved in several shootings, whether you wanna believe it or not!!
There is a turf war and it needs to stop! None of the "gang members" own any property any damn way!
Whos to blame

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Mar 11, 2008
Lets see, who had the gun? who evaded to police? who shot the guns?
Your son did! Dont blame the police! The police didnt give the gun to your son. Stop blaming the police. Try to figure out how in the world are you going to get you son back in school and doin the right thing. Get him a job. Get him into football, soccer, or any sports. But dont blame the police lady, because itll be your fault before the police. How do you live with your son and not know that hes shooting a gun in his neighborhood. Your son ran from a cop; so he had the beatin comin. As for the rapes you accuse the cop of, well, thats a personal issue that you should investigate and fight on your own. That has nothin to do with your son shooting a gun in the neighborhood.
Anonymous

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Mar 12, 2008
Dammit Stoney and Poppa...should've ran faster dammit.
Anonymous

Sunnyvale, CA

#9 Mar 12, 2008
izzy newkirk wrote:
Great, 3 more sub-humans in jail we've gotta feed. Or do we?
Nah Izzy, Just one..ma otha two nuccas bailed out the next day!
Anonymous

Sunnyvale, CA

#10 Mar 12, 2008
Rachel Gipson wrote:
It awes me how the police can come up with these ridiculous accusations. The may have retrieved firearms but to concoct the story about gang membership is totally a lie. My son has never been in a gang, I don't believe there is even a gang called the Taliban in East Palo Alto. They failed to mention that my son was beat up by one of their officers who incidently beat up at least 10 other residents of East Palo Alto and raped two women. taflinger or caflinger is his name any way he has been suspended and the case is supposed to be dismissed. I get so sick of hearing these reports about the hard work police do when they are even more crooked than the crooks but they have the full support of the justice system behind them. I hope there is some kind of tracking system to see if these shot stoppers are truly operating because if you leave it to the police they will lie and say anything. Oh and by the way my son has two misdeamenaors.
That's right Ms. Gipson!! You stand by your son and have his back to the FULLEST. I know him, and personally I'm PISSED he got caught. Stoney, next time, tie your nikes tighter ma nucca.
allus

Cupertino, CA

#11 Mar 12, 2008
they don't know wat they are talkin bout' don't beleive the hype....LOL....
REAL

Walnut Creek, CA

#12 Mar 12, 2008
what goes around comes around, if people live by the gun they usually die by the gun! So just be well aware of that, and be sure not to blame no one else when you get a call that your son has been shot! It's not a game! And how ignorant of some people to think that this shit is cool! WOW!! That's why EPA is all crazy now! You young folks need to get ajob and realize that there is more to life than the crap you see everyday in EPA! And trust that I am not taling from hear say, I am born and raised in the town, and have family members that are ignorant too! So I know what I am talking about!!!!!!!!
Common Sense

Clearlake, CA

#13 Mar 12, 2008
Ms Gipson, here's a suggestion: raise your son, stop making excuses and start recognizing the problem, and stop being so excited by the fact that your son has "only two midemeanor" convictions. By the way, what's the name of his rap group again? Oh yeah, that's right, Young Felonz.
Anonymous

Redmond, WA

#14 Mar 12, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
Ms Gipson, here's a suggestion: raise your son, stop making excuses and start recognizing the problem, and stop being so excited by the fact that your son has "only two midemeanor" convictions. By the way, what's the name of his rap group again? Oh yeah, that's right, Young Felonz.
Sounds like a hater move 2 me! She should be proud her damn son got 2 misdemeanors...these days these damn kidds got life wit L's. Quit blaming his mom, he grown and it is wat it is. He aint no damn kidd...wat control do she have? Get it togetha...and next time Stoney...like I said..tie ya nikes tighter ma nucca..you know u got WHEELS!!!
Common Sense

Clearlake, CA

#15 Mar 12, 2008
You idiot. What the hell is a "nucca?" By the way, my kids have no felonies or misdemeanors. Does that mean I shouldnt be proud of them?
Demander

Santa Cruz, CA

#16 Mar 13, 2008
Stop defending your son.. He had a gun! Whats his excuse for possessing a gun? People like your son are the reasons why East Palo Alto and local communities are seeing such high homocides. BECAUSE THEY HAD A GUN IN THE FIRST PLACE....
Izzy Newkirk

Fremont, CA

#17 Mar 13, 2008
Great. I hope they shoot each other over a broken crack pipe.
Anonymous wrote:
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Nah Izzy, Just one..ma otha two nuccas bailed out the next day!
Common Sense

Clearlake, CA

#18 Mar 13, 2008
Let's keep it real. Stoney only deals rock, he don't use it!
Lets keep it real

Seattle, WA

#19 Mar 14, 2008
Common Sense wrote:
Let's keep it real. Stoney only deals rock, he don't use it!
Unless his mama using it. Right on people, be proud with your kids selling drugs.
Izzy Newkirk

Fremont, CA

#20 Mar 16, 2008
Oh, let me re-phrase; I hope they shoot each other in the head, TWICE, over a broken crack pipe (of course the crack pipe isn't Stoney's but one of his customers)

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