MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — Residents of the 1100 block of Sevier Avenue in Menlo Park no longer need to shelter in place and police officers on Sunday were seeking a shooting suspect who may be armed.

José Gutierrez

José Gutierrez. (Menlo Park Police Photo)

Officers identified Jose Gutierrez, 36, as the suspect in the incident. Gutierrez may be driving a silver Honda Accord, license plate 5ZCK527, according to police.

The case began Saturday night, around 11 p.m., with a report of a man allegedly firing an assault-type weapon in the backyard of his home.

Witnesses alleged he was upset over a loud party next door.

Officers tried to contact people in the Gutierrez’s home but couldn’t get a response. Witnesses said a man with an illegal gun might be in the house, according to police.

Officers got a search warrant and the San Mateo South County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics team went into the home around 8:57 a.m. Sunday and searched for the suspect, police said.

Menlo Park Police Standoff

SWAT officers surrounded a house on Sevier Ave. in Menlo Park where a man was believed to have fired an assault-type rifle late Saturday. (CBS)

The SWAT team didn’t find the suspect but said they found an AR-style rifle in the suspect’s residence along with evidence of a shooting.

The Menlo Park police department has asked anyone with information about the case to call police directly at (650) 330-6300, to call the Menlo Park police anonymous tip hotline at (650) 330-6395, or to contact Detective Sgt. Ed Soares at ejsoares@menlopark.org.

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