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Redwood City Police Department
Tuesday November 15th, 2022 :: 07:57 p.m. PST


Redwood City Police Officer Involved Shooting -- Press Release

SUBJECT:                             Officer Involved Shooting
                                               Media Information
LOCATION:                            1500 – El Camino Real                                            
                                                Redwood City, CA
DATE/TIME:                        November 15, 2022 @ 3:19 PM
On November 15, 2022, Redwood City Police 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch received a call from a cellular phone.  No one spoke with the dispatcher, however, the dispatcher could hear what sounded like a child screaming in the background and then the phone disconnected.  A callback to the phone number went to voicemail.  The cellular tower indicated the phone was in the area of the 1500 block of El Camino Real, Redwood City.  Officers were dispatched to investigate. 
Upon arrival, officers discovered a domestic violence incident involving an adult male and female, and three children.  Shortly after the arrival of officers, the adult male armed himself with a handgun and began attempting to use the children as a shield.  Officers began attempting to negotiate with the adult male, however, before communication could be established, officers perceived the adult male was attempting to shoot the adult female and/or the children.  Officers responded immediately with lethal force and the male was incapacitated. 
The loaded handgun was removed from the suspect and officers rendered immediate lifesaving aid and CPR, during the time medical personnel were responding to the scene.  Medical personnel from Redwood City Fire and AMR arrived a short time later and transported the male to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. 
The adult female sustained injuries not related to the shooting and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The children were unharmed.
As is customary in officer involved shootings, all of the involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.  The investigation of an officer involved shooting within San Mateo County is the responsibility of the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, who has assumed full responsibility of the investigation.
Any further media inquiries can be directed to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office at 650-363-4636.
As a matter of protocol, the California Department of Justice was notified of the incident.
Anyone with information on this incident or other criminal activity in Redwood City is encouraged to call the Tip Line at 650-780-7110.
Approved for distribution by Captain J. Gunderson

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-780-7100

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