Corte Madera Man Killed In Suspected Gang Fight

Police are searching for suspects in a fight that left one man dead and two others wounded.

A Corte Madera man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe was a gang-related altercation in San Rafael Wednesday evening, police said.

Police began receiving reports at around 4:40 p.m. of young men armed with sticks and bats running in the 600 block of B Street near the San Rafael Community Center, police said.

They also received reports of a white sedan chasing a red SUV in the Gerstle Park neighborhood.

Minutes later, a woman reported that an injured man had come to her home on Woods Street, asked her for help, and collapsed in her front yard, police said.

Officers responded to her home and found a 21-year-old Corte Madera man suffering from a stab wound. He was treated by paramedics and taken to l where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Two more injured men, 20 and 21 years old, arrived at the hospital, were treated for minor injuries and released into police custody for questioning.

Two other men who came into the hospital were also detained for questioning and the emergency room of Marin General Hospital was temporarily locked down as a precaution, police said.

Officers said that residents in the Gerstle Park neighborhood provided valuable information about the incident, including a detailed description of the vehicles involved, allowing police to set up a county-wide roadblock.

Law enforcement officials were on the lookout for a red Ford Explorer with a smashed windshield and a white Pontiac Grand Am, police said.

California Highway Patrol officers spotted the Ford Explorer in Corte Madera at around 5:15 p.m. and stopped it on Tamal Vista Drive, near the s office, police said.

The driver was detained for questioning and the Ford Explorer was impounded.

San Rafael police have recovered a white Pontiac Grand Am found in San Rafael sometime after midnight, San Rafael Police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at www.bayareacrimestoppers.org or by using the silent witness tip form at www.srpd.org.

Anyone with information can also call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Callers may be eligible for a reward.

— Information from Bay City News


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