Suspect arrested in the Stanford Shopping Center shooting

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Police have identified and arrested the suspect in the Stanford Shopping Center drive-by shooting on Monday. 

Zachary Michael Ginsberg, 32, was a former employee at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and had recently started sending threatening text messages to his supervisor at the restaurant. 

According to police, the suspect fired at least two rounds during the shooting. Fortunately, no people were hit by bullets but a large plate glass window near the front door of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse was struck by gunfire. 

At that time, the restaurant was open and had customers inside. 

On Tuesday, detectives executed a warrant for Ginsberg’s arrest on felony charges of attempted murder and shooting at an occupied building.

Ginsberg was arrested at around 9:55 a.m. in the 2600 block of Augustine Drive in Santa Clara. 

The suspect’s home in the 300 block of Crescent Village Drive was also searched by the police where they discovered an unregistered 9mm polymer handgun, known as a ghost gun. 

Police believed Ginsberg acted alone in this incident. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the PAPD 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. People can also submit anonymous tips to paloalto@tipnow.org or via text or voicemail at 650-383-8984.