Four Arrested After Attempted Murder Incident, SWAT Standoff in South San Francisco

The incident was motivated by a disgruntled former employee, according to police.

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    One suspect allegedly attacked an employee with a baseball bat, leaving him with minor injuries, police said.

    Police arrested four people Saturday after shots were fired in a South San Francisco business, ending in a SWAT standoff outside a suspect's home.

    After several hours, the suspect surrendered to police without incident on the 800 block of Second Lane. One officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury during the arrest of a second suspect, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

    Carlos Velasquez, a 22-year-old South San Francisco resident, was recently fired from his job, police said.

    Velasquez, along with 23-year-old Rodrigo Aguayo and two others, allegedly went to confront Velasquez' former manager at a business on the 400 block of North Canal Street in South San Francisco.

    When they got there around 12:30 p.m., a scuffle ensued and some employees tried to protect the manager. One of the suspects allegedly shot several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun, but no one was hit.

    Another suspect allegedly attacked an employee with a baseball bat, leaving him with minor injuries, police said.

    All four suspects drove away from the business before police arrived. Velasquez' vehicle and another vehicle were seen driving away.

    Officers later found Velasquez' vehicle near his home on Second Lane. A SWAT team and hostage negotiators were called in.

    A standoff lasted for several hours before Velasquez surrendered peacefully.

    Police also saw Aguayo driving the other vehicle leaving the business. When they tried to stop Aguayo, he allegedly jumped out of the car and ran, but police quickly caught up and arrested him.

    During Aguayo's arrest, one officer was injured and taken to the hospital, police said. The injury was not life threatening.

    Two other suspects were arrested, but police are still determining their involvement. Velasquez and Aguayo were booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting at a dwelling, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and conspiracy.