August 26, 2014 > Bayfair shooting suspects arrested
Bayfair shooting suspects arrested
Submitted By Lt. Randall Brandt, San Leandro PD
On Monday, August 11th at 10:46 a.m., officers responded to Bayfair Center to investigate a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot near the Fresh Choice Restaurant. When the officers arrived, the suspects and 25 year old male victim had already fled the area. The victim, a Richmond, CA resident, sustained a single gunshot to his leg and had been transported to a local hospital by a witness to the shooting. He was treated and later released from the hospital.
Detectives interviewed witnesses, collected evidence and viewed security camera video of the shooting. The identity of the suspects remained unknown, so detectives sought assistance from the public to identify those responsible for this violent crime.
On Thursday, August 14th, photos of the two females and two males responsible for the shooting were released to the public.
On Friday, detectives identified Mirah Perez of San Lorenzo as one of the two females. She was identified by Oakland and Berkeley police officers, who had previous contacts with her in their respective cities, as well as through anonymous tips provided by the public, who also recognized Perez.
Detectives conducted surveillance of PerezÕs home, located in the 17100 block of Via Media in San Lorenzo. On Friday night at 9:40 p.m., detectives saw Troy Lucas, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV and Alphonso Jones of Oakland arrive at PerezÕs home in a SUV described by witnesses that reportedly fled the scene of the shooting. Both men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Shortly thereafter, detectives observed Perez arriving at the same house. She was taken into custody without incident and booked on the same charges.
The other female shown in the surveillance photos previously released to the media has since been identified as a teenager. She was questioned and released by police, after they determined that she was not directly involved in the shooting. There are no criminal charges pending against her.
Detectives executed a search warrant at PerezÕs San Lorenzo home and recovered evidence of the crime.
Through their investigation, detectives have determined that the suspects knew the victims prior to the shooting. The motive stems from a prior altercation between the two groups.
ÒIt was a collaboration of great courage by the anonymous callers who identified Perez, great police work by members of the Oakland and Berkeley Police Departments, and hard work by SLPD detectives that solved this case quickly.Ó said Lt. Robert McManus.
Detectives met with the Alameda County District Attorney, who filed criminal charges including attempt murder and assault with a firearm against Lucas and Jones. No charges were filed against Perez.
Please contact the San Leandro Police DepartmentÕs Criminal Investigation Division with any information regarding this case or any other case at (510) 577-3230.
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