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By Henrietta J. Burroughs              Follow East Palo Alto Today on
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January 22, 2014                
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A 36-year-old man from San Jose was shot in East Palo Alto yesterday around 6:05 p.m. The victim, identified as Steven Porter, Jr., was found by East Palo Alto police officers when they responded to a Shotspotter activation from the 1300 block of Camellia Drive.

Porter was apparently shot while sitting in his white Lexus sedan. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooter is described as an unidentified male, who was wearing dark clothing. He was last seen fleeing the scene on foot going westbound on Camellia Drive toward Jasmine Way.

The East Palo Alto Police Department is asking anyone who might have information about this incident or any other shooting incident to contact the police department by sending an anonymous email to epa@tipnow.org, by sending an anonymous text from your cell phone to 650-409-6792 or by leaving an anonymous voice mail by calling 650-409-6792

To contact Henrietta J. Burroughs, the author of the above article, send an email to epatoday@epatoday.org.