Two men charged with murder of accomplice
Two men have been charged with special circumstances murder for the apparently accidental shooting death of a fellow suspect during a robbery in East Oakland last week, police and prosecutors said Tuesday.
Michael Gonzalez-Navarro, 22, and Hector Gonzalez, 29, of Hayward, were both arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court this afternoon for the death of 29-year-old Quentin Robinson of Oakland, who was shot in the 10100 block of Foothill Boulevard at 5:24 p.m. on Feb. 8 and pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.
In addition to murder, Gonzalez-Navarro and Gonzalez are charged with the special circumstance of committing a murder during the course of a robbery as well as second-degree robbery.
In addition, Gonzalez-Navarro is charged with unlawful firearm activity and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Oakland police said that when officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 10100 block of Foothill Boulevard on Feb. 8 they found a crime scene but no victim.
Police said Robinson arrived at a local hospital a short time later suffering from a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead.
Oakland police Officer Robert Rosin wrote in a probable cause statement that Gonzalez-Navarro was implicated by Gonzalez and has been identified as the primary robber and shooter in the crime.
Rosin said Gonzalez-Navarro suffered gunshot wounds during the incident “which are consistent with physical evidence at the scene as well as video surveillance footage.
Rosin said Gonzalez was identified by a victim as one of the suspects who participated in the robbery in the 10100 block of Foothill Boulevard.
Oakland police said in a statement that on Sunday Gonzalez-Navarro was medically cleared from a local hospital where he had been recovering from the injuries he sustained in the incident and was arrested.
Police said Gonzalez was arrested in San Leandro last Thursday.
Rosin said that after Gonzalez was arrested, “He confessed to knowledge and participation in the robbery and homicide.”
Gonzalez-Navarro and Gonzalez are both being held without bail at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.