P. v. Cook CA1/2
January 29 Incident
In 2020, Karina Fuller and her mother lived in a two-story apartment building on Newell Road in East Palo Alto. The building has an indoor lobby with a staircase to the second floor. Cook, Sr. lived upstairs from the Fullers, and his balcony was directly above theirs.
On the evening of January 29, Karina and her mother were in their apartment when they heard a sudden commotion upstairs. There was loud banging and yelling. Karina heard Cook, Sr. yell for help, and she called 911. While she was on the phone, Karina heard a loud thud and “saw a dark figure” on the balcony of their apartment. Karina’s mother also heard a “boom” and saw that a “guy jumped onto our balcony.” She thought she saw a gun in the man’s hand, and she became very scared. Karina grabbed her mother, and they hid in a bedroom. Karina told the 911 operator that someone had jumped on her balcony and she was barricading herself in her room.