Gang Fight Ends in One Dead, Two Injured

Suspected gang members chased each other from B Street to Woods Street earlier today.

A 21-year-old man from Corte Madera was killed from a stab wound and two others were wounded in a gang-related incident beginning at 4:53 p.m. May 11, according to police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.

Just before 5 p.m., paramedics transported a man with a severe stab wound to Marin General Hospital after a Woods Street resident found him at her doorstep asking for help, and then collapsing in her front yard, Rohrbacher said. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Two other men were dropped off at the emergency room with similar injuries and are believed to have been involved in the incident, according to Rohrbacher. At this time, it is unknown who dropped the victims off. After being treated for minor injuries, the men were released into police custody for questioning.

Around 4:50 p.m., the San Rafael Police Department began receiving calls from witnesses reporting a fight between some men near the Recreation Center on B Street. The men were chasing each other with baseball bats, and then got into a white Pontiac Grand Am and red Ford Explorer and proceeded after each other down to Woods Street. 

"The men might not have known the area since Woods Street dead ends," Rohrbacher said.

The men involved are known to have gang connections based on previous contacts, she said.

About 20 minutes after the incident, highway patrol officers stopped the red Ford Explorer on Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera. The suspect was taken into custody and is being held for questioning, according to Rohrbacher.

Two additional men believed to be involved arrived at the emergency room, without injuries, and were taken into police custody for questioning, she said.

San Rafael police recovered a white Pontiac Grand Am found in San Rafael sometime after midnight, San Rafael Police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.

 If you have any information about the incident, call the San Rafael Police Department at (415) 485-3000. Information can also be provided by using the SRPD silent witness tip form available at www.srpd.org.


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