Fremont home-invasion robbery leads to Menlo Park manhunt

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Two suspects have been detained in Menlo Park Wednesday evening after shots were fired at officers during a pursuit, according to police.

The incident began in Fremont at 5:28 p.m. when police officers from Newark and Fremont chased a suspect vehicle over the Dumbarton Bridge after a home-invasion robbery, according to Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Acker.

Shots were fired at the Newark and Fremont officers in the 1300 block of Willow Road near a Menlo Park business complex, according to Acker, but the officers were uninjured and did not return fire.

Three suspects fled on foot into the business park and two of them were apprehended. Officers from multiple departments set up a perimeter while they searched for the third suspect, who still remains at large. The search was suspended late Wednesday night.

The suspect police are looking for is described as a black man with a skinny build, wearing dark colored pants and a light colored sweatshirt. He was last seen headed east on Hamilton Court, Acker said.

Two firearms were recovered in Menlo Park. One was found near the suspect vehicle in the vicinity of 1374 Willow Road and another was found nearby, along the route taken by the fleeing suspects.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300. Anonymous tips can be called in to (650) 330-6395.







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