A 14-year-old Oakland boy who had been at large since he allegedly killed his 17-year-old sister at their family’s apartment in Oakland’s Chinatown district last Thursday surrendered today, police said.
Accompanied by family members, Mario Toliver Jr. walked into the Oakland Police Department at about 2:15 p.m. today and turned himself in, police said. Authorities said Toliver was wanted for the fatal shooting of his sister, Justice Toliver, at their home at a high-rise apartment building at 801 Webster St. at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
Police haven’t released a motive for the shooting, but a cousin, 22-year-old Marianna Gaston of Oakland, said she was told Mario shot Justice because he was mad that she had bleached his clothes. Mario Toliver Jr. surrendered after investigators had spent hours talking to his family members and friends, police said.
Olis Simmons, the chief executive officer of Youth Uprising, a community organization in East Oakland, said earlier this week that Justice had been participating in programs at the organization for nearly five years and was focused on getting a good job so she could support her two-year-old daughter.
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