OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland police Wednesday asked for the public’s help in finding a suspect who’s wanted for the murder of a 19-year-old man on Jan. 4, which was the city’s first homicide of the year.
Sgt. Randy Wingate said a $1 million arrest warrant has been issued for 36-year-old Remon McDaniel, who he said has an extensive criminal history and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Wingate said police believe McDaniel killed Isaac White, who was shot around 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 4 outside his home in the 1800 block of East 25th Street in East Oakland and was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.
White and McDaniel lived in the same neighborhood, according to Wingate.
He said it appears that the shooting death of White was “a cold-blooded act of violence” and not due to a fight but declined to be more specific.
White “was extremely well-liked in the neighborhood and we received an overwhelming response from the community and the neighborhood” in identifying McDaniel as a suspect within 48 hours of his death, Wingate said.
White “was going to school and working and doing all the right things,” he said.
Wingate described McDaniel as a black man with a dark complexion who is about 5-foot-9 and weighs about 140 pounds and has a gold tooth and wears his hair in dreadlocks.
McDaniel also was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan cargo shorts at the time of the fatal shooting, Wingate said.
He said police have received a tip that McDaniel may have changed his appearance by altering his hair and clothing.
Wingate said police believe McDaniel has been in and out of Oakland since the shooting but think he’s still in Northern California.
He said he thinks that if McDaniel had been in Oakland all of the time since the shooting police would have caught him by now.
Wingate said that in addition to Oakland and the general East Bay area, McDaniels has ties to the Central Valley, especially Merced and San Joaquin counties.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of McDaniel.
Anyone with information about the case may call police at (510) 238-3326 or a tip line at (510) 773-2805.
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