Foster City man faces hearing in shooting of noisy neighbors 

Asking noisy neighbors to pipe down is best accomplished using your mouth, not a .22-caliber handgun, San Mateo County prosecutors said.

At least, the latter choice isn’t boding well for a Foster City man who is jailed on $1 million bail for shooting two neighbors who were laughing outside his apartment a bit too loudly around midnight July 9, they said.

The victims, two men and three women, were playing around in a canoe in Foster City Lagoon that had tipped over. They were making enough noise to annoy several neighbors, but one man — 39-year-old Jesse Wilson — was especially bothered by the commotion, authorities said.

He allegedly stormed from his apartment with a loaded handgun, shouting “Shut the [expletive] up,” then became more irate when told by the victims to return to his apartment.

That prompted Wilson to point his gun at the victims. When one of the male victims charged at him to disarm him, Wilson allegedly shot him, a wound that would collapse the victim’s lung.

Then the second male victim tried to disarm him and was shot in the abdomen. However, the victim was able to get close enough to punch Wilson repeatedly and disarm him, prosecutors said.

Wilson fled the scene, and the victims were rushed to the hospital. When Wilson returned home he was taken into police custody and brought to the hospital for his facial injuries, prosecutors said.

Wilson was set to enter his plea Tuesday afternoon in a Redwood City courtroom, prosecutors said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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