OAKLAND—A construction worker was fatally shot on Sunday, May 3 in a possible robbery outside of his home in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.
On Monday, Oakland police identified the victim as 38-year-old Basilio Pablo Ramirez.
Per law enforcement, Ramirez, a native of Guatemala, was standing outside of his home on the 1500 block of 39th Avenue when he was attacked by a pair of suspects at approximately 9:20 p.m..
After shooting Ramirez, the two suspects fled the scene in a getaway vehicle.
Law enforcement and paramedics responded to the scene, rushing the Fruitvale resident to the hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wounds.
Police are currently working to determine the motive for the killing. A robbery or attempted robbery stand as possibilities.
A $10,000 reward has been posted for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Citizens who have information about the incident is asked to call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.