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Man shot in head during robbery

Original post made on Jul 1, 2013

A man was shot in the head during a struggle with a robber on Monday afternoon on Fairchild Drive, police said. Officers failed to turn up the suspect despite an extensive search, according to a Mountain View police spokesman.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 1, 2013, 9:30 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Alex, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Was it the black male that lives under the overpass, on stevens creek trail, behind the nursery, behind the BMV dealership on the corner of el camino and grant? That black male?


Posted by Round Them Up, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:30 am

We need a stop and search policy in that neighborhood. This was almost the story of a man shot in the head in broad daylight over probably a cell phone and some pocket money.
Think about the story that was so close to happening:
A body, shot in the head in broad daylight lying in the streets of Mountain View on a bright sunny day...sounds like Pakistan or Mexico cartel country.


Posted by R, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

Yeaaah the perimeter search failed because he was most likely hiding out in a room at the Ramada or the Westwood Garden Apartments.


Posted by opine, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03 am

@Round Them Up. I nominate Blossom Valley for stop and Strip Search for entire community, this means going door to door and turning each home upside down searching for contraband.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

"wearing a dark-colored baseball cap and dark jeans"

What color was his hoddie?


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

0.00% -- the rate of armed robberies by people from Blossom Valley


Posted by Round Them Up, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 3, 2013 at 5:34 am

opine, I'm not afraid of stop and search. Go for it, no snivelers here.


Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 3, 2013 at 6:33 am

This almost read Man Killed During Robbery

I wonder if his firearm was legally purchased and registered since we all know gun control works.


Posted by Nick, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Wonder if this is the same perp that held up the Shell on Embarcadero in Palo Alto? Same description.


Posted by Bob, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

Meanwhile the courageous MVPD are giving people jaywalking tickets. Good for them, I guess it helps make them a little more money.


Posted by Hm, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

@Bob And the crystal meth toting surenos who hang out next to the garbage can at the escuela and latham 7/11 go unbothered.


Posted by Steve, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

...no money in busting those little gangsters. Sad state of affairs when the average motorist needs to be more wary of the MVPD than the criminals do.


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