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East Palo Alto Police Officer Shot During Arrest

East Palo Alto Police Officer was shot during a traffic stop.

Press Release – East Palo Alto Police Officer Shot During Arrest, Suspect Arrested with Fully Automatic Ghost Gun

Ghost gun with full auto switch

Thursday January 12, 2023 just after 11:00 PM – an East Palo Alto Police Officer made a traffic stop on a dark-colored Dodge Charger in the area of Fordham Street and Purdue Avenue for a Vehicle Code violation. The vehicle’s driver fled from the stop, and East Palo Alto Officers chased the suspect on foot to the 2700 block of Fordham. As officers struggled with the suspect to get him into custody, the suspect pulled the trigger and discharged a single round, striking an officer. The officers were able to continue to get the suspect in custody, and the police fired no shots. One officer, a 5-year veteran of East Palo Alto PD, received a gunshot wound during the struggle. The officer is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury to a lower extremity.

The suspect Willie Wiley, a 44-year-old male resident of East Palo Alto, is in custody, and the firearm involved has been safely recovered.

The firearm was determined to be a “ghost gun” converted to be fully automatic with a high-capacity magazine.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no further information available at this time.
“We are grateful that our officer was not more seriously injured and that the suspect and firearm are in custody,” said East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu. “This is a stark reminder of the danger police officers face and the ongoing dangers of gun violence. We must never forget the risk our police officers take every time they leave their families to serve our community.”

Earlier this month, East Palo Alto Police Department honored the memory of Officer Richard May, who was shot and killed while on patrol in East Palo Alto on January 7, 2006.

Anyone with information is asked to call Acting Commander Angel Sanchez at (650) 853-3154.
Prepared by:

Interim Chief Jeff Liu

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Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and death

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East Palo Alto Police Officer Shot During Arrest

East Palo Alto Police Officer was shot during a traffic stop.

Press Release – East Palo Alto Police Officer Shot During Arrest, Suspect Arrested with Fully Automatic Ghost Gun

Ghost gun with full auto switch

Thursday January 12, 2023 just after 11:00 PM – an East Palo Alto Police Officer made a traffic stop on a dark-colored Dodge Charger in the area of Fordham Street and Purdue Avenue for a Vehicle Code violation. The vehicle’s driver fled from the stop, and East Palo Alto Officers chased the suspect on foot to the 2700 block of Fordham. As officers struggled with the suspect to get him into custody, the suspect pulled the trigger and discharged a single round, striking an officer. The officers were able to continue to get the suspect in custody, and the police fired no shots. One officer, a 5-year veteran of East Palo Alto PD, received a gunshot wound during the struggle. The officer is being treated for a non-life-threatening injury to a lower extremity.

The suspect Willie Wiley, a 44-year-old male resident of East Palo Alto, is in custody, and the firearm involved has been safely recovered.

The firearm was determined to be a “ghost gun” converted to be fully automatic with a high-capacity magazine.

The investigation is ongoing, and there is no further information available at this time.
“We are grateful that our officer was not more seriously injured and that the suspect and firearm are in custody,” said East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu. “This is a stark reminder of the danger police officers face and the ongoing dangers of gun violence. We must never forget the risk our police officers take every time they leave their families to serve our community.”

Earlier this month, East Palo Alto Police Department honored the memory of Officer Richard May, who was shot and killed while on patrol in East Palo Alto on January 7, 2006.

Anyone with information is asked to call Acting Commander Angel Sanchez at (650) 853-3154.
Prepared by:

Interim Chief Jeff Liu

NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.

AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. Fugitive.com y fugitivewatch.com anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.

COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.

Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local businesses, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and death

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