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SWAT standoff ends in arrest
November 29, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

A Vallejo shooting suspect who eluded a SWAT team for nearly a day while he was holed up in his father’s apartment in El Granada was arrested yesterday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuesday morning, Sheriff’s officers responded to an apartment building on the 400 block of Coronado Street after receiving an anonymous tip that 19-year-old Samuel Turner, a suspect in a shooting of an 18-year-old man the previous night in Vallejo, was at his father’s apartment.

Sheriff’s officers surveilled the building until they saw Turner, who they recognized from pictures related to the Vallejo Police Department’s incident.

A perimeter was set up with assistance from members of the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force and Sheriff’s Office Investigations.

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, having obtained a search warrant, sheriff’s deputies attempted to make contact with Turner by telephoning the residence, however, he did not answer their calls, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The attempts to make telephone contact continued into the evening until approximately 9:40 p.m., when members of the San Mateo County SWAT team in conjunction with the Redwood City Police Department SWAT team cleared the interior of the apartment building.

Turner, however, was not found in the building Tuesday night.

But police were able to arrest him yesterday morning at his father’s apartment, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

About four blocks surrounding the residence were roped off and residents were kept away from their homes for some time while police tried to make contact with Turner.


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