A man was arrested today for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for being in violation of his probation after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in her living room in East Palo Alto on Sunday night. Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the apartment on Newell Court shortly before 10 p.m.
When police arrived they saw that 18-year-old Secret Snowden had been shot. She was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive. Her boyfriend, Lamont Coleman, 20, removed his loaded handgun and put it on his lap. The gun negligently discharged and a single bullet struck Snowden, according to police. Coleman, at the request of police, went to the department to meet with investigators today. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department at (650) 409-6792 or by emailing [email protected]
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