A South San Francisco man has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly firing a gun in Menlo Park on Friday night, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Saul Mendoza, 24, was arrested after several witnesses said they saw him fire a handgun on the 1100 block of Willow Road at about 10:40 p.m., according to Menlo Park police.
Officers responded to the area and stopped Mendoza as he was attempting to flee, police said.
He was taken into custody after a brief struggle with officers, police said.
A search of the suspect and the immediate area yielded a handgun, marijuana and methamphetamine, police said.
The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office has charged Mendoza with six felonies, including reckless discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, drug possession and threatening an officer.
He is being held in San Mateo County Jail on $50,000 bail.