Community activist's homicide investigated

David Lewis was shot at the Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo County on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. He founded a recovery center in East Palo Alto. The 54-year-old was a well-known and well-liked community leader.

June 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A memorial vigil will be held at the Hillsdale Mall to remember an East Palo Alto man who was murdered in the parking lot six months ago.

David Lewis was killed after a confrontation with someone in the Nordstrom's parking lot in June. San Mateo police detectives have not solved the case.

The 54-year-old man was a former drug addict and a community leader who founded Free at Last in East Palo Alto -- a non-profit organization that helps people with substance abuse problems.

Contact the San Mateo Police Department

The San Mateo Police Department is asking for the public's help to solve this crime. Here are a few ways to contact them:

  • Send San Mateo PD an anonymous text to (650) 262-3473
  • Email an anonymous message to
  • SMPD Secret Witness Line (voicemail): (650) 522-7676
  • San Mateo Police Dispatch: (650) 522-7700
  • San Mateo Police Investigations: (650) 522-7650