District Attorney Nancy O’Malley joined Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Friday, October 28, 2022 in a press conference to announce the arrests of two suspects for the murder of Dr. Lili Xu, who was killed August 21, 2022. This senseless and horrific crime rocked the community of Little Saigon.

Today, the District Attorney’s Office announced charges against defendant Hasheem Bason. He has been charged with murder, with the special circumstances of murder for financial gain, and the special circumstance of murder by lying in wait. In addition, the defendant is accused of the special allegation, personal and intentional discharge of a firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday, November 1, in Department 112 at 9 a.m.

“I particularly want to give great thanks to the Oakland Police Department and the investigators who have been working tirelessly to solve this case and other murder cases occurring in the city of Oakland,” DA O’Malley said.

As the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday, suspect Nelson Chia is now deceased.