Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Charges Juan Martinez In Connection With The Fatal Shooting Near Lake Merritt Bart Station

Oakland, CA August 15, 2023 — The Alameda County District Attorney’s office has charged Juan Martinez, 45, in connection with the fatal shooting outside of the Lake Merritt BART station on August 8.

According to BART police, the altercation stemmed from a dispute over an electric scooter. Martinez is currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail without bail.

Martinez faces charges of murder, felony criminal threats, and additional sentencing enhancements. If convicted, he could face a prison sentence of 25 years to life.


## Contact: Public Information Officer Patti Lee, // 628-249-1288


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