Fugitives Violent Crime

* Jose Esparza Shot and Killed Outside El Pueblo Market in Oakland, Police Seek Alleged Suspects

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Oakland police said today that they are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who they believe are responsible for the murder of 39-year-old Jose Esparza outside a market in East Oakland last August. Esparza was fatally shot in front of his 6-year-old son while they were outside the El Pueblo Market at 103rd Avenue and International Boulevard shortly before 1 p.m. on Aug. 28.

Police said they believe the incident began as a robbery attempt. Police said the suspected shooter is a black male between the ages of 17 and 20 who is about 5-foot-10 and has a dark complexion and dreadlocks. The suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a gun, police said.

They described the suspected accomplice as a black male also between the ages of 17 and 20 who is about 5-foot-10 with short hair and was wearing a loose black T-shirt at the time of the shooting.

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Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the names of these men or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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