Oakland Police have identified a person of interest in last week's slaying of 27-year-old artist Antonio Ramos at least they have a photo of him from surveillance video anyway. The slender, twentysomething black male was reportedly about six feet tall, and a witness to the killing described him as simply "crazy," and obviously armed.
Initial reports said there was an altercation between Ramos and the alleged gunman, however ABC 7 has it from that same witness, fellow mural painter Javier Rocabado, that Ramos never raised his voice and there was no fight.
"There was no altercation, there was nothing like that. It was just a guy, crazy, walking through here. He probably stole something or did something to the mural and Antonio was asking, ‘Why did you do that?'”
As of now, as KQED reports, the OPD is seeking help finding the individual by releasing his photo. Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of as much as $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
You recognize this guy? Anonymous tipsters can text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from a cell phone, followed by the tip, or they can call the toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247).