Three people have been charged in connection with a shooting incident at an East Oakland house Sunday morning that stemmed from the theft of some marijuana and left one man dead and another man wounded.
The incident also led to a lengthy standoff with police before one of the suspected gunmen was arrested.
James Shawn, 26, has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally shooting 27-year-old Cruz Mendoza of Oakland at a house party in the 1400 block of 25th Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Sunday
Oakland police officer Phong Tran said in a probable cause statement filed in court that Shawn confronted Mendoza because Shawn was upset that his marijuana had been stolen.
Shawn also is charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm for allegedly shooting at 20-year-old Javier Duenas of Oakland, who was hit in the neck but has been treated for his injuries and released, and at Chio Choy Saelee, who wasn’t hit.
Although Duenas allegedly was a victim in the incident, in an unusual twist he’s been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling for allegedly shooting at Shawn, who wasn’t hit, after Shawn had shot him and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
In addition, Duenas’ girlfriend, Analicia Guerrero, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon for allegedly trying to get rid of Duenas’ gun.
Oakland police arrested Shawn at about 8 a.m. Sunday after he was found hiding in a yard adjacent to the house in the 1400 block of 25th Avenue.
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