SSFPD Media Release: Assault with a Deadly Weapon

South San Francisco, CA   March 31, 2018  Submitted by SSFPD

On Wednesday evening at approximately 9:10 p.m., two subjects were involved in a verbal argument in a parking  lot on the 1100 block of Mission Road in South San Francisco.  During the argument,  a third subject intervened,  attempting to defend his friend and the argument became  a physical  fight.  Eventually,  the fight  broke up and  the subjects separated. Approximately five  minutes  later, one of the subjects  returned  to the scene  with  a gun and fired approximately three shots in direction of the subject who  was initially  defending  his friend  during the argument. The victim fled, driving northbound  on Mission  Road.  As the victim  fled, the suspect fired more shots, striking the vehicle and causing damage. The victim positively identified 26-year-old South San Francisco resident Hugo  Mendez as the primary suspect  who  fired  the weapon. None of the bullets struck any persons involved.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident are encouraged  to contact  the South San Francisco Police Department and 650-877-8900 or the anonymous tip line at 650-952-2244.



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