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Oakland Police Department CA
Tuesday September 8th, 2015 :: 11:10 a.m. PDT


Police Release Additional Photo of Person of Interest in Unsolved Homicide of Musician

Oakland, CA – Today, Oakland Police Homicide investigators released video surveillance footage of an additional person of interest in the shooting of Berkeley-based musician Emilio Nevarez, who was shot and killed on April 5, 2015 at approximately 1:00 AM in the 400 block of 14th Street.

Investigators are requesting any information regarding the identity of three persons of interest and/or the suspect vehicle. (See attached photos.)

The suspect vehicle is described as an early 2000’s Mercedes Benz 4-door silver sedan S-series, either 430 or 500.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crime is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or call Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland has offered a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Pet Food Express co-owners Mark Witriol and Michael Levy have offered an additional $5,000 reward. This brings the total reward money up to $25,000.

Investigators are requesting help from anyone who may have:
• Witnessed the shooting;
• Can provide information about the three persons of interest;
• Seen the suspect(s) fleeing the scene after the shooting; or
• Can provide more information about the suspect vehicle.

BACKGROUND: On Saturday, April 5, 2015 at about 1:00 AM, Emiliano Nevarez, 26, was the unintended victim of a shooting in the 400 block of 14th Street. Nevarez, a Berkeley resident, had just finished a gig and was packing up his equipment when he was fatally shot.

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