On Dec. 13, 2021, a jury found defendant Curtis Standley guilty of the second-degree murder of Jason Coleman with the use of a firearm.
On September 14, 2017 on 42nd Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, the defendant stole Coleman’s bicycle and began riding away with it. Coleman, along with two other witnesses, chased after the defendant in an attempt to get the bike back. The defendant fell off the bike, allowing for two of the witnesses to catch up.
Immediately when they arrived to where the defendant was, Standley pulled out a revolver gun and pointed it at one of the witnesses. Coleman then caught up to the group and the defendant turned and shot Coleman in the chest once.
Standley ran away from the scene toward Telegraph Avenue. Paramedics arrived on scene and took Coleman to Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
In addition to second-degree murder, Standley is also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Standley is expected to be sentenced on February 17, 2022 and faces 40 years to life in prison.
DDA Angelina Clay prosecuted the case, with aid from Inspectors Eric Milina and Gino Guerrero and Victim Witness Advocate Erica Chavis.