BREAKING: Man shot, killed in East Pa...

BREAKING: Man shot, killed in East Palo Alto

There are 51 comments on the Palo Alto Daily News story from Jul 19, 2008, titled BREAKING: Man shot, killed in East Palo Alto. In it, Palo Alto Daily News reports that:

A 20-year-old man was shot to death at close range on the 2500 block of Farrington Way in East Palo Alto on Friday night, upping this year's homicide toll to two.
A 20-year-old man was shot to death at close range on the 2500 block of Farrington Way in East Palo Alto on Friday night, upping this year's homicide toll to two. <br/> <br/>Milpitas resident John Leonard, who detectives say is a member of the local Taliban gang, was found by police on the sidewalk, dead from a single gunshot wound. The initial calls reporting shots fired and a victim came in at 10:22 p.m. <br/> <br/>Police have made no arrests and have no strong leads pointing to a motive, but they are investigating Leonard's gang affiliation as a possible trigger for the killing, Detective Angel Sanchez said. The department is also seeking additional witnesses who may have seen Leonard speaking with two young males before the shooting. The two subjects were seen fleeing in a small, light-colored sedan or coupe. <br/> <br/>Sanchez said he believes that Leonard drove to the area by himself, and that the shooting was not a drive-by. Police have secured Leonard's car as evidence. <br/> <br/>When police arrived, several family members and friends of Leonard were already on the scene, distraught and grieving, Detective Ed Soares said. Several other people, possibly fellow gang members, Soares said, looked angry and were making phone calls. <br/> <br/>"There was a lot of intense emotion," he said. <br/> <br/>A small candle and vase of flowers could be seen on Saturday on the section of sidewalk where Leonard was found. <br/> <br/>The Taliban claims territory in both Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, mostly in the Mid-town neighborhood south of Bay Road and between University Avenue and Willow Road, he said. Leonard was killed in an area known as the Floda area, Soares said. <br/> <br/>Around the time of the shooting, Ignacio Peno, 13, was watching television. He said he didn't hear the shots and found out about the situation from his cousin. He walked into his front yard and saw Leonard right in front of him on the sidewalk on the other side of his waist-high, chain link fence. <br/> <br/>Pena said he was scared and had butterflies in his stomach. <br/> <br/>"It makes me scared to go outside at night," Pena said Saturday afternoon. "This could happen to anyone." <br/> <br/>Although Leonard had a Milpitas address, he has roots in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. He also has a history with the East Palo Alto Police Department. About three years ago, Detectives Sanchez and Soares chased Leonard over rooftops and through backyards after police say he attempted to flee during a traffic stop. They eventually detained and arrested Leonard; he had drugs and a gun clip on him, police said. <br/> <br/>About two months ago, Leonard was arrested by East Palo Alto police on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm. Leonard was set to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing on the gun charges, along with a three, five or possibly ten-year gang enhancement charge, Soares said. <br/> <br/>Anyone with additional information, or who may have witnessed the shooting, is asked to call Detective Angel Sanchez at 650-853-3144, or the East Palo Alto police murder hot line at 800-MURDER-0. <br/> <br/> <br/>E-mail Banks Albach at [email protected] <br/>
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OG RIDER

United States

#41 Aug 6, 2008
OG MidTownHogg wrote:
<quoted text> Dang...I'm sorry i missed that. Sounds like old skool Juneteenth Festival! I loved growing up there and I still get homesick after 20 years. There's NO place like EPA.
WHAT YOU TAlking About,.........MONEY$$$$$, I said," August 24th, 2008 a SUNDAY, We the LAY M LOW CAR CLUB waNT YOU TO COME oUT to the park at Jack Ferral Park for a FREEEE!~!!! Bar B Que and some community resources \GAMES and A good OLDSKOOL TIME,....BE there its for you. but PLEASE pray in private for this young brother who lost his spirit in East Palo Alto P.S. He is in GODS hand now.
USA

Mountain View, CA

#42 Aug 6, 2008
God's hands? No. I think it is a bit toastier where he is.
OG MidTownHogg

Sacramento, CA

#43 Aug 8, 2008
OG RIDER wrote:
<quoted text> WHAT YOU TAlking About,.........MONEY$$$$$, I said," August 24th, 2008 a SUNDAY, We the LAY M LOW CAR CLUB waNT YOU TO COME oUT to the park at Jack Ferral Park for a FREEEE!~!!! Bar B Que and some community resources \GAMES and A good OLDSKOOL TIME,....BE there its for you. but PLEASE pray in private for this young brother who lost his spirit in East Palo Alto P.S. He is in GODS hand now.
OH...SNAP! I didnt read the date! I'm THERE like I'm HERE! And I've already prayed for the youngster and his family. I believe I grew up with his maternal grandmother & grandfather.(Wow, makes me sound old huh!?)Anyway, OG Rider...see you at the park!
ITs FAM

Emeryville, CA

#45 Sep 26, 2008
first of all yall dont know what the fuck yall talking about John was loved by way too many people and he was one that could go anywhere and get nothing but positive attention. he rode thru the LO the Mid flooda the vill and the G. He didnt fear anything but god and thats whats up so believe it or not yes he has a handsome son and a lovig wife that he departed. But it wasnt the killers plas it was Gods.. honestky even though negativity aint the answer but he was positive and a negative surrounding is what turned him into the negative man yall quote him as. He loved his family and his friends and you may think that your negative comments urt us..BITCH your wrong fuck your feelings we hurt because GOd felt as if he needed him more than we did we dont fear yall you have no control.. His one death compared to your loss means nothing he accomplished more than people 3 times his age like his beautiful son and experiencing real love enjoyiong life and in his spare time dong things that made you feel he deserved to die..He was NOT a gang member so fuck the EPZA police department for labeling him as one he was a very eduacated man that tried so many times and yall hindered him.. and as for you BITCHES right off of UNIVERSITY (SAC STREET) yall got the police on yall side yeah we know thats why yall stay getting out JR with people testifying against you.. JOhn we miss you and we have ya osn to remember you by but the memories that we do have will never be forgotten i can see you now smiling with ya big ass grin.. ZJust watch over us and guide us in the right direction...
LOve ya
Menlo Fam!!
itsatrap

Redmond, WA

#46 Oct 8, 2008
ITs FAM wrote:
first of all yall dont know what the fuck yall talking about John was loved by way too many people and he was one that could go anywhere and get nothing but positive attention. he rode thru the LO the Mid flooda the vill and the G. He didnt fear anything but god and thats whats up so believe it or not yes he has a handsome son and a lovig wife that he departed. But it wasnt the killers plas it was Gods.. honestky even though negativity aint the answer but he was positive and a negative surrounding is what turned him into the negative man yall quote him as. He loved his family and his friends and you may think that your negative comments urt us..BITCH your wrong fuck your feelings we hurt because GOd felt as if he needed him more than we did we dont fear yall you have no control.. His one death compared to your loss means nothing he accomplished more than people 3 times his age like his beautiful son and experiencing real love enjoyiong life and in his spare time dong things that made you feel he deserved to die..He was NOT a gang member so fuck the EPZA police department for labeling him as one he was a very eduacated man that tried so many times and yall hindered him.. and as for you BITCHES right off of UNIVERSITY (SAC STREET) yall got the police on yall side yeah we know thats why yall stay getting out JR with people testifying against you.. JOhn we miss you and we have ya osn to remember you by but the memories that we do have will never be forgotten i can see you now smiling with ya big ass grin.. ZJust watch over us and guide us in the right direction...
LOve ya
Menlo Fam!!
Listen you guys EPA Police have been doing dirty stuff for years. Why do think all of the lastest cases are push back? They want you guys to think its gang related and drugs. Soares chase him and then he end up dead. He had court the following monday. What happen to the case? All EPA police came from corrupt agency. People they want us to kill each other only if the dead can talk. We need to come together. You might think your helping your community and talking to the police. This is the best case to use as a example. Man run with gun, gun was planted, Man go too jail, Man set for court on monday, Man dead police find dead man shot close range, witness saw, car scence, no killer found. Hello! How many cases do these officers got on them that was false. They are ROUGE COPS. Please click here http://www.brazzil.com/cvroct99.htm and read this. This is where The Gov. get involve for $. Read people this stuff happens in country's where our offficers where trained to carry out acts like this to human killing is nothing to them. Click here http://www.narcosnews.com/darkalliance/drugs/... This website will educate you. Read this whole website click on everything. Http://ag.ca.gov/newsalerts/release.php... Read this how The Gov. make it seem like we got all of these drugs. Hello! How many of this cases were framed?
Izzy Newkirk

Fremont, CA

#47 Oct 9, 2008
Rogue cops are needed in a rogue community.
That's how it is all over the world. You want
cops that will help your mom walk across the street?
Stop selling crack on the street corners.
William

United States

#48 Oct 9, 2008
itsatrap wrote:
<quoted text>
Listen you guys EPA Police have been doing dirty stuff for years. Why do think all of the lastest cases are push back? They want you guys to think its gang related and drugs. Soares chase him and then he end up dead. He had court the following monday. What happen to the case? All EPA police came from corrupt agency. People they want us to kill each other only if the dead can talk. We need to come together. You might think your helping your community and talking to the police. This is the best case to use as a example. Man run with gun, gun was planted, Man go too jail, Man set for court on monday, Man dead police find dead man shot close range, witness saw, car scence, no killer found. Hello! How many cases do these officers got on them that was false. They are ROUGE COPS. Please click here http://www.brazzil.com/cvroct99.htm and read this. This is where The Gov. get involve for $. Read people this stuff happens in country's where our offficers where trained to carry out acts like this to human killing is nothing to them. Click here http://www.narcosnews.com/darkalliance/drugs/... This website will educate you. Read this whole website click on everything. Http://ag.ca.gov/newsalerts/release.php... Read this how The Gov. make it seem like we got all of these drugs. Hello! How many of this cases were framed?
The human condition will always reveal weaknesses no matter what the profession. Officers are human being after all, and there will always be a few that fall off the table. I do maintain however that this number represents a very small percentage, certainly not worthy of you casting the entire profession, or the East Palo Alto Police Department for that matter in such a sweeping manner. You make these statements as if it were the norm or common place, wishing to make it appear that it's the police department's or government's fault for the ills of society. You may have your opinion. I choose to remind people that the police are the good guys in case you've forgotten.
disco_davis

Pleasanton, CA

#49 Dec 2, 2008
anotheronedown you need to focus on why you are so afraid? If you're not already dead yet? You sound weird and extremely afraid to me. It's easy to see people like you, who hurt you? Was it the mirror? Your boyfriend? Tell us, we can help. That's too bad!
disco_davis

Pleasanton, CA

#50 Dec 2, 2008
izzy newkirk get a life already!
Izzy Newkirk

Menlo Park, CA

#51 Dec 3, 2008
Ho-frigging-hum!
disco_davis wrote:
izzy newkirk get a life already!
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#52 Dec 4, 2008
disco_davis wrote:
izzy newkirk get a life already!
...TIS MOST...Far beyond You's concept of life,toooooo booooot!!!....eh.

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