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*Oakland Safeway Manager Andrew Toon Wong Charged With Murder Of Quang “John” Quach And David Wells Over Debts

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The assistant night manager of an Alameda Safeway store was charged today with two counts of murder plus five special circumstances for allegedly killing two men to whom he owed money for gambling debts, according
to Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers.Andrew Toon Wong, 20, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court today for the July 31 shooting death of cookie deliveryman David Wells, 62, of Oakdale, and the April 3 shooting death of Quang “John” Quach, 36, Rogers said.Wong was the assistant night manager at the Safeway store at Alameda Town Centre, where Quach worked the overnight shift as a stocker in the frozen-foods section.Quach was shot inside his home in the 600 block of Foothill Boulevard in Oakland.Wells, who delivered cookies to the Safeway store in Alameda, was found slain in a parking lot near Oakland International Airport.Rogers alleged that Wong shot both men in the head.Wong owed money to both men and decided to kill them instead of repaying them, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.Rogers said police recovered approximately three dozen guns when they arrested Wong on Thursday and searched the home on Shannon Circle in Alameda where he lived with his parents.Rogers said he charged Wong with the special circumstance clauses of murder during the commission of a robbery, murder during a burglary, lying
in wait and multiple murder.Wong could face the death penalty if he’s convicted of at least one count of murder and one special circumstances clause.

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  • Just to update this event. It appears that yesterday Andrew plead not guilty as he has a pre trial court date set for Aug. 31st now.

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