OAKLAND (BCN) — Two suspects remain at large in the fatal shooting early Monday morning of two men inside a truck that was then set on fire, according to court documents made public Thursday.
Francisco Jesus Hernandez, 37, of Oakland, has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, arson and the special circumstances of committing multiple murders and committing murders during the course of an arson for the shooting in the 9900 block of Empire Road at about 1:46 a.m. on Monday.
Oakland police have refused to identify the two slain men but according to the charging documents filed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, they are Juan Ramos and Alfonso Ibanez Jr.
Officer Hector Jimenez wrote in a probable cause statement that Hernandez shot into the victims’ truck, killing both men.
Jimenez said Hernandez then pulled out a third man who was in the victims’ truck, Miguel Cruz, and began to beat him.
Jimenez said an unidentified man he described as “a co-defendant” then shot Cruz and put him back in the victims’ truck.
Jimenez said Hernandez, the “co-defendant” and a third man he described as “an unknown male” then set the truck on fire.
Cruz was able to crawl out of the truck before police arrived. Witnesses identified Hernandez as the man who shot Ramos and Ibanez, Jimenez said.
Oakland police refused to release any information about the two outstanding suspects Thursday.
Hernandez, who works as a truck loader, was arraigned on the charges against him in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland on Wednesday and is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 1 to enter a plea.