Palo Alto Man Surrenders After Googling Himself, Seeing 'Most Wanted' Post

The 27-year-old is suspected of firing gun during a party at a senior center in August.

A Palo Alto man wanted on suspicion of firing a gun toward an inhabited dwelling in San Leandro turned himself in to police after he Googled himself and discovered he was listed on the Northern California's Most Wanted web site, police said today.

Christopher Viatafa was wanted in connection with an Aug. 4 incident in which he allegedly fired a number of shots while arguing with people at a party at the San Leandro Senior Center on East 14th Street, according to San Leandro Police Department.

Viatafa, 27, turned himself in after he searched for his name on a search engine and saw the "most wanted" posting.

The Northern California's Most Wanted web site, covering the area from Monterey County to the Oregon border, was launched last December in a cooperative effort involving the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI and the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center.

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