Burlingame police arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly shooting and killing a driver on U.S. Highway 101 on Sept. 30 after they released images of the suspect’s vehicle to the public on Tuesday.
Doyal Malcolm Webber, aka “Ali,” of Hayward, was detained Wednesday for the shooting death of Londell Wilson and transferred to San Mateo County jail, where he is being held without bail, police said.
Webber allegedly shot Wilson, 25, of San Mateo, while the victim was driving his 1990 Honda on Sept. 30, police said. Wilson then crashed into a drainage ditch just north of the Broadway exit and later died, police said.
The shooting allegedly stemmed from a traffic altercation, possibly because Wilson cut off one of the suspects moments earlier, said Cmdr. Mike Matteucci.
Webber’s car and two others boxed in Wilson’s Honda, Matteucci said. Webber allegedly shot at Wilson several times, hitting one of his allies’ cars at least once and Wilson at least once in the chest, he said. It appears as if Wilson did not know the suspects, Matteucci said.
Blurred red-light camera photos and a video of two vehicles believed to be responsible for the shooting captured at a nearby freeway exit were released to the public Tuesday and led to Webber’s identification, police said.
Someone watching the news Wednesday morning recognized an old turquoise station wagon elevated on 24-inch chrome rims — one of the suspect’s cars — and called Burlingame police, Matteucci said. That led police to the vehicle in East Palo Alto, he said.
There they were able to locate the wagon’s passengers, who led police to the other suspect vehicles: a white Buick Skylark with gray vertical stripes and chrome rims; and a red Chevy Caprice elevated on large chrome rims. Finding those cars led police to their passengers, which led police to identify Webber as the alleged shooter.
Police then obtained intelligence that Webber was located in Hayward and began surveillance at that house Wednesday, Matteucci said. Police stopped cars driving in the area, and apparently Webber became aware of the police presence while inside the house, he said. Eventually, Webber ran out the back door, right into stationed officers, and was tackled by a police dog. Webber appeared calm when he was apprehended, Matteucci said.
Police believe they have located all of the roughly half-dozen passengers in the cars and will likely not arrest any others, he said.
Timeline of events
» Sept. 30: Londell Wilson killed on U.S. Highway 101.
» Oct. 2: Police close northbound Highway 101 in the afternoon near the Broadway exit, slowing traffic for more than two hours to look for bullet casings and other evidence.
» Oct. 3: Police identify three vehicles, all with chrome rims and in “show condition,” as belonging to suspects.
» Wednesday: Alleged shooter Doyal Malcolm Webber arrested after video stills released to public.