San Mateo fatal home robbery suspects identified

SAN MATEO (BCN)

San Mateo police today released the identities of two additional suspects in a San Mateo home invasion robbery that ended in a fatal shootout late Wednesday night.

Police have arrested Bunn Vo, 22, of San Jose and Edwin Lee, 22, of Daly City, on suspicion of first degree murder, attempted murder, robbery, kidnap to commit robbery and conspiracy.

Lee was injured in the shootout but is now in police custody, police said today.

A third suspect, Bryant Ma, 23, of San Jose, was killed in the shootout.

A resident was also shot, but survived and is recovering from his wound, San Mateo police Deputy Chief Mike Callagy said at a news conference at police headquarters Thursday morning.

Police have not yet released a possible motive for the robbery and shootout, which occurred around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Lodi Avenue, near South Norfolk Street east of U.S. Highway 101.

Responding officers found a resident there shot in the upper body, and found signs that a shootout had occurred inside the victim’s home, police said.

“Guns, multiple bullet holes and blood were found at the scene,” Callagy said.

Callagy said it appears three suspects entered the house and confronted four victims inside, and that a gunfight ensued between at least one of the victims and the suspects.

Two suspects were shot, and the trio fled in a dark-colored SUV, police said.

Shortly after midnight, San Mateo police learned that two people with gunshot wounds had turned up at a San Jose hospital. Investigators have determined that those people were the suspects in the San Mateo incident, Callagy said.

One was dead on arrival, and the other had a gunshot wound that is not considered life-threatening, he said.

A third suspect was located at the hospital and detained, and a dark-blue SUV connected to the suspects was found in the hospital parking lot, Callagy said.

Callagy said Thursday that the home invasion was not a random act, and that the home had been targeted.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at (650) 522-7650.

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