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Fourth Suspect Charged In December Murder Of 20-year-old Man In Oakland

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A fourth suspect has been charged with murder with special circumstances for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man during a robbery near the MacArthur BART station in Oakland in December, prosecutors said.

Amari Harmon, 18, Steven Hall, 24, and Tony Reed, 23, were charged in January with murder with the special circumstance of committing a murder during the course of a robbery for the shooting death of Hamilton Rodriguez-Ramos.

Charges were filed against 20-year-old Joel Robinson, the fourth suspect in the case, earlier this week.

Oakland police, responding to reports of a shooting, found Rodriguez-Ramos wounded in the 500 block of 37th Avenue, near West MacArthur Boulevard and Telegraph Avenue, at about 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 5. He was transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland in grave condition and died there four days later.

Prosecutors allege that Harmon was the person who fatally shot Rodriguez-Ramos. Harmon was only 17 at the time of the incident but is being prosecuted as an adult.

Robinson was arraigned on Tuesday and was scheduled to return to court today to be assigned an attorney.

Harmon, Hall and Reed are scheduled to return to court next Monday to enter pleas.

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