On 01/31/2020 at approximately 5:00 PM, the reporting party/victim came to the Atherton Police Department to report that his brother, Michael Yang (a 37 year old Atherton resident), had fired approximately two rounds from a pistol at their vehicle just 5 minutes earlier. According to the victim, the shooting occurred in front of Yang’s home on Spencer Lane in Atherton. There were four total occupants in the vehicle when it was shot (3 adults) and one child, but no one was hit.
Atherton, Menlo Park, and Redwood City Police Departments responded to the scene of the alleged shooting and surrounded Yang’s home on Spencer Lane. Atherton PD dispatchers called more than a dozen homes on and around Spencer Lane and advised them to shelter in place.
The Redwood City Hostage Negotiation team was able to contact Yang via cell phone, and successfully convinced the suspect to surrender peacefully. Atherton Police Officers arrested Yang without incident and booked him into the San Mateo County Jail for being in violation of California Penal Code sections 664/187(a)- Attempted Murder, 245(a)(2) Assault With a Deadly Weapon, and 246- Shooting Into an Occupied Vehicle, and 273a(a)- Child Endangerment.