* Kevin Maldonado And Elizabeth Puga Both Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Israel Polvo In East Palo Alto
Published by Staff Writer on September 15, 2009
Police have arrested a man and woman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in East Palo Alto earlier this month, a police detective said today.Kevin Maldonado, 20, is suspected of shooting Israel Polvo, of East Palo Alto, in the 2100 block of Cooley Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 6.The woman, Elizabeth Puga, 24, is accused of driving the getaway car, East Palo Alto police Detective Angel Sanchez said.Witnesses and anonymous tips helped police identify the pair.Maldonado,who was on probation for drug-related offenses, was arrested the following Tuesday for a probation violation stemming from being drunk in public, Sanchez said. Police charged him with murder on Monday.Puga was arrested Sept. 9 on suspicion of being an accessory to murder, Sanchez said.Police are still investigating the shooting and encourage anyone else with information to call Detective Angel Sanchez at (650) 853-3144 or the East Palo Alto Anonymous Tip Line at (650) 853-8477.Maldonado is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today in San Mateo County Superior Court.
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