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* Michael Osborne pleaded not guilty in San Mateo for shooting at ex-girlfriend

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San Mateo police have arrested a man who they believe fired several gunshots at his ex-girlfriend’s home last week. Michael Alex Osborne, 26, pleaded not guilty Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court to shooting into an inhabited dwelling and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the district attorney’s office.

On Feb. 21 at about 4:20 a.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 2300 block of Norfolk Street, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. No one was injured in the shooting, but several bullet casings were found in the street, Norris said. Further investigation revealed that as many as seven shots had been fired into the home of Osborne’s ex-girlfriend, and that three bullets had penetrated the bedroom wall and one hit a car in the driveway,according to the district attorney’s office.

Investigators on Friday located Osborne at a home in the 400 block of Alida Way in South San Francisco, police said.Osborne tried to run from police, but was arrested after a brief chase.Ismael Garcia, 26, who was with Osborne at the time of the arrest, was not a suspect in the shooting, but was taken into custody for a probation violation, police said.Osborne is being held on $100,000 bail and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on March 12.

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