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Thursday, January 4, 2007

 

Man, juvenile charged in fatal East Palo Alto shooting

`The two are thought by police to have each separately come to the defense of Melevea Fifita, 19, of East Palo Alto, and Seu Tuimavave, 21, who were involved in a physical altercation in the 2700 block of Fordham Street around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

The fight began around 10:30 p.m. and as it escalated, the 17-year-old boy produced a handgun and defended Fifita, while Absalom Tuimavave defended his sister Seu with a shotgun, according to Alipio.

When the men shot at each other, both inadvertently hit the women they were trying to defend, Alipio said, the 17-year-old boy fatally striking Fifita and Tuimavave hitting his sister in the pelvis, Alipio said.’




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