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Oakland Police Department arrests suspect in connection with Perla Avina shooting

on October 30, 2014

The Oakland Police Department on Thursday announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of Perla Avina, a 30-year-old mother of four.

The suspect, identified by homicide investigators as Carl Stephen Dubose, is 20 years old. Dubose was named in the October 26 death of Avina, who was shot in the face just after 12:30 PM, while she was riding in the passenger seat of a car driven by her husband near 98th Avenue.

The Oakland Police Department continues to describe this case as a “road-rage shooting.” OPD investigating Lieutenant John Lois said there were other factors involved, but did not elaborate during a press conference given Thursday morning.

OPD Police Chief Seant Whent said police recovered a 2001 Volvo registered to Dubose and the gun he allegedly used in the shooting.

Wednesday night at about 5 p.m., a SWAT team surrounded a home in Elk Grove near Sacramento—about 100 miles away from Oakland—and after a brief stand-off Dubose eventually surrendered and was arrested, police said.

“It was a combination of video surveillance, community tips and help from the media that lead investigators to Dubose,” Whent said, but did not provide further details.

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  1. JG on October 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Photos and video of the arrest are posted here:

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