On October 7, at approximately 7:21 p.m., Menlo Park police officers responded to a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Willow Road and Hamilton Avenue in Menlo Park. While investigating that call, police received a call of a gunshot victim at the Chevron gas station nearby on Willow Road.
Further investigation revealed the suspect driver in the hit-and-run collision was also the gunshot victim. The suspect driver allegedly was fleeing the scene of a shooting that occurred in the City of East Palo Alto when he collided with an uninvolved motorist. The uninvolved motorist was uninjured. Following the collision, the shooting victim parked his car in the 1300 block of Madera Avenue before walking to the gas station.
While Menlo Park officers assisted East Palo Alto officers in securing the scenes at the gas station and on Madera Avenue, a strong-arm robbery was reported at the Union 76 gas station at 275 El Camino Real in Menlo Park unrelated to the hit-and-run incident. Atherton police officers responded to the robbery on behalf of Menlo Park officers and located the suspect. Adam Mort, a 40-year-old East Palo Alto resident, was arrested for robbery, battery, and resisting arrest, and was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
Any witnesses with information related to the hit-and-run collision or robbery are asked to contact Detective Josh Russell.