Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 at 4:34 pm in Uncategorized.
UPDATE 2 (Thursday, 11:20 a.m.): Looks like the issue has been fixed.
UPDATE: It’s probably worth noting that this is Alameda County booking records, not Union City police.
When I got into work today, I decided to check the status of Angel James Mendez, the the man arrested yesterday in that shooting in Union City that left a mother of two wounded inside her own home. Imagine how I felt when I saw the image above. Records showed the man was booked on a charge of murder (PC 187 F), not attempted murder (PC 187/664 F), as police had said.
In other words, it appeared that the woman had died. Well, that is NOT the case. This looks to be nothing more than a clerical error as the victim is still alive, according to two sources. Looks like Mendez’s case is scheduled to be reviewed by prosecutors on Thursday morning, and Mendez will make a court appearance in the afternoon if he is charged with any crimes.