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Drunk Party Crasher Fires Shotgun at Houseguests

Alleged gang member Ismael Garcia Luna was arrested in Redwood City early this morning for shooting into an inhabited dwelling and six counts of attempted murder.

At around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, 20-year-old Ismael Garcia Luna crashed a party in the 500 block of Hurlingame Avenue in the North Fair Oaks area of Redwood City, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

He was unknown to any of the guests, intoxicated and asked to leave.

Not wishing to take no for an answer, the party crasher punched the resident in the face, according to police. Several of the party guests came to the aid of their host and physically removed the party crasher from the premises.

The angered party crasher left after allegedly yelling some gang remarks and threatening people at the party.

Approximately 40 minutes later, at least one shot was fired through a window of the same house, said police officials. The shot shattered the glass, which flew into the faces of several women inside the house.

The injured victims were treated by EMS personnel at the scene. No victims were transported to the hospital.

Sheriff’s Deputies obtained a description of Garcia and searched the area for the possible suspect.

Approximately one hour later, a person matching Garcia’s description was located hiding in the area of Halsey & Macarthur, which is about three blocks away from the crime scene.

The suspect was identified as Garcia and identified by witnesses as the person who had earlier tried to crash the party and assault the victim.

A shotgun and other evidence were located near where Garcia was located.

Garcia was arrested and booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility for shooting into an inhabited dwelling and for six counts of attempted murder. He does have an arrest history for theft, drug and assault offenses and currently resides in San Jose, however is believed to have previously lived in Redwood City.

He is believed to be a current or former gang member however the victims in this case are not at all associated with a gang.

Any person who may have witnessed this incident or has information about this suspect, is asked to contact detective Hector Acosta at 650-363-4064 or via email at hacosta@smcgov.org or the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Witness Line at 800-547-2700.

Aaron September 02, 2012 at 12:21 AM
inb4 a bunch of uninformed people start talking about how badly we need a new jail.
Jim C September 02, 2012 at 02:00 AM
If there is any question as to whether Mr. Luna will spend the bulk off is remaining life behind bars, I think we need a new jail...badly.
The1 September 18, 2012 at 12:52 AM
College students having a party in the middle of lil Mexico at morning hours, and they expect the party not to be crashed by local inhabitants. They should have had the police remove this party crasher instead of battering him and getting him angrier gang member + easy access to guns + not being in the right state of mind (drunk) could have been a disaster. Let this be a leason for all as to this young man life in prison I don't think so he's to young and the circumstances don't call for that a few years in prison that seems more logical, and as for these outta control college parties learn to cordially treat all people and if not let the police escort them out.

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