Police Searching for Suspect in Officer-Involved Shooting Near Facebook Campus

Police on Thursday morning were still searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an officer-involved shooting near the Facebook headquarters after an armed home-invasion robbery led police on a chase that ended near the Menlo Park, Calif., building. 

The outstanding suspect was described as a man with a skinny build wearing dark-colored pants and a light-colored sweatshirt last seen running eastbound on Hamilton Court.

Menlo Park police did take two others into custody: Haloti Lauese, 22, of East Palo Alto and Shawn Thomas, 19, of Sunnyvale on charges of attempted murder, causing great bodily injury and resisting arrest, among other charges.

The search and arrests stem from a home-invasion robbery in the 39800 block of Fremont Boulevard in Fremont on Wednesday about 5 p.m. The suspects fled, but officers spotted it as it began to flee over the Dumbarton Bridge.

A Newark police cruiser caught up to chase the Fremont detective in chasing the getaway car through East Palo Alto and then into Menlo Park on Willow Road, about a quarter-mile from Facebook, police said. The social media giant never shut down during the chase, company officials said.

At some point, the suspects' vehicle went westbound and turned into the Menlo Park Business Park before the suspects fled on foot and fired shots at the pursuing officers.

The Newark police patrol vehicle was struck by gunfire. The officers were uninjured and did not return fire, authorities said.

Police also said two firearms were recovered during the investigation.

Willow Road was temporarily closed during the police response, but reopened to traffic at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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