Arrest Made in Stanford Campus Shooting and Armed Robbery Suspect Case

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, a man has been placed under arrest after he was allegedly involved in an attempted robbery of a Trader Joe’s and shot a woman on the Stanford University campus.

Tuesday morning, at approximately two in the morning, the Stanford campus’s public safety staff requested the assistance of sheriff’s deputies in the 500 block of Arboretum Drive regarding a reported shooting.

A woman, 47 years old, has at least one leg gunshot wound. She was brought to the hospital, where her prognosis is favourable.

Subsequently, a man was taken into custody by the Palo Alto Police Department on charges of trying to rob a Trader Joe’s store.

Around 7:27 p.m. on Tuesday, a caller to Palo Alto Police dispatch reported seeing a man near the intersection of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road with a revolver behind his back.

Employees of the Trader Joe’s on El Camino Real then reported that at 7:35 p.m., a man had entered the store and declared his intention to rob it.

The suspect went into an unoccupied staff break room at 7:37 p.m. Palo Alto police had taken into custody 43-year-old Robert Daniels around 7:40 p.m.

Police claim to have found a loaded 9mm unregistered polymer gun, also known as a “ghost gun,” in Daniels’ waistline. It also had an extended magazine.

Daniels allegedly requested medical attention after being taken into custody because he used drugs.

Daniels was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office after he was also suspected in the Stanford shooting.

The reasons Daniels was considered a suspect in the Stanford shooting were not provided by either law enforcement agency. He was charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery, and weapons offences when he was checked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

 

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