An Oakland man was charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with two shooting incidents in the city in October 2022, prosecutors said Thursday.
Juan Lopez, 27, faces charges of murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of attempted murder, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
His allegations stemmed from two separate shooting incidents that occurred in Oakland on October 28, 2022. The first episode took place in the 1400 block of 103rd Avenue at 7:46 p.m. According to investigators, Lopez shot a man, punching him in the wrist and thigh.
The second incident occurred at 8:37 p.m. at Ali Baba’s Bong and Clothing Shop along International Boulevard, where Lopez shot a man identified as Pablo Garcia several times. The suspect also shot a witness who was trying to protect the victim, investigators said.
Garcia died at the scene while the witness was seriously injured, the prosecutor’s office noted.
Prosecutors said Lopez faces 45 years to life in prison, plus an additional five years and four months if convicted.
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