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By Diana Vargas           Follow East Palo Alto Today on
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012       
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East Palo Alto experienced another homicide with the shooting death on Sunday, June 24, of thirty year old Edmund Beverly.

The East Palo Alto Police found Beverly, lying on the  street in the 2300 block of Glen Way. Beverly, who was an East Palo Alto resident, was already dead when he was found about 4 p.m.

Ironically, the police were summoned to that same block three hours earlier at 1:09 p.m. by the gun detection system known as Shotspotter, which notified the police of gunfire and pinpointed the location of the gunshots.

After going to the 2300 block of Glen Way, the police were able to confirm that a shooting took place, but even with the evidence that someone had been
shot with a firearm, police officers could not locate a victim.

Later about 4 p.m., the East Palo Alto Police Department received a call that a man was wounded and was lying on the ground in the same location where the shots had been detected earlier. The officers went to the same block again only to find Beverly lying dead in the location that they had checked three hours earlier.

At this time, the police have no new information regarding Beverly’s murder and are asking for the public’s help.

The East Palo Alto Police strongly urge witnesses to the crime or anyone with information about the crime contact the East Palo Alto Police Department via one or more of the following methods:

Phone Dispatch: 650-321-1112

Send an Internet message to http://www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us/police/tipnow.html

Or send and anonymous cell phone text or voicemail to 650-409-6792.


Diana Vargas, the author of this article can be reached by email at dianav@epatoday.org.


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