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Police identify alleged shooter in 2018 double homicide

Original post made on Dec 1, 2020

East Palo Alto police have identified Julian Rico Santana as the person who allegedly shot and killed two men during a Halloween party on Oct. 14, 2018.

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Posted by Juan
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm

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You guys are posting this reward and the police can’t 100% tell you if he was the actual shooter or not this is sad take this down


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Posted by Sue Dremann
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Dec 1, 2020 at 5:35 pm

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Hi Juan,
People are “alleged” to have committed crimes until they are proven guilty in a court of law and a jury determines they are the perpetrator.
That said, the police investigation would presumably have some reason or evidence to be naming this person as a “suspect” after two years. Police don’t have to say they are 100% sure to name someone a “suspect.”
A person who is suspected can also step forward to clear his or her name or to offer information to resolve these crimes.
The reward is so the community will hopefully help with information to find the person who is suspected of these crimes. Solving these crimes will also bring some closure to the victims’ families who are hurting greatly.


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Posted by Whatever
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 1, 2020 at 6:49 pm

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Where is the community police force?


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Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 1, 2020 at 8:07 pm

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Whatever, what exactly do you mean?


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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 1, 2020 at 9:22 pm

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Optimist, he’s referring to all the “defund” types who are quick to comment how eager they are to form a community police force to replace cops. They likely haven’t been in so much as a fist fight, but think they can easily collar a murderer, esp if he resists.


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Posted by Whatever
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 2, 2020 at 10:33 am

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How is the community police investigation coming along?


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 2, 2020 at 10:34 am

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I think these bounties are racist. Do Roger Smith and his white friends put similar bounties on white people accused of crimes? Wasn’t he also the person behind the arguably racist renovation of Lytton Plaza in 2009?


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Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 2, 2020 at 11:43 am

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What was racist about the Lytton Plaza renovation?


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Downtown North

on Dec 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 6, 2020 at 12:49 pm

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if they're going to report about this at least get the facts straight. He was invited as far as we know he grew up with the fam of the birthday girl and it was not an adult party most of us weren't even 21, some were even teens at the time and getting wasted. Cant take someones word for it especially since dam near all of us were drunk.. Just trying to cover up for the guy aka father of birthday girl that owns the property where this unsupervised party took place from what I saw shady stuff man


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