SAN MATEO -- Two Bay Area men are being held on murder and kidnapping charges for their alleged roles in a home invasion robbery that ended with a deadly gunfight inside a San Mateo home, police said Friday.
Bunn Vo of San Jose and Edwin Lee of Daly City, both 22, were taken into custody early Thursday at a San Jose hospital they drove to after the gunfight on the 1500 block of Lodi Avenue. A third suspect, Bryant Ma, 23, of San Jose was dead by the time they arrived, San Mateo police said.
A 24-year-old resident of the home got into a gunfight with the trio of suspected robbers that left a scene strewn with "guns, multiple bullet holes and blood," police said. The resident was shot in his shoulder and Lee was wounded as well. Vo escaped without injury, police said.
Investigators declined Friday to say what attracted the suspected robbers to the home on Lodi, a quiet working-class street. San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said a woman was held inside the home at knife point during the robbery.
It wasn't clear if the wounded resident would face any charges, but he was not in police custody Friday, Norris said. Norris added that the crime was complex and it may take some time to sort the details out.
Lee and Vo were booked into San Mateo County jail on charges that include robbery and attempted murder. Under California law the suspects can be charged with the death of Ma, even if they didn't shoot him, because the killing occurred during a crime they allegedly committed.
If prosecutors charge the suspects, they will likely be arraigned in San Mateo County Superior Court on Monday.
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