Sep 29, 2016
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Richmond police are searching for a suspect — identified as 20-year-old Jeremy Moore (pictured) — in the fatal shooting of Otilio “Nico” Martinez in front of a local church on Sept. 19.

Martinez (pictured below) was gunned down in front of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 5150 Bayview Ave. at 11:36 p.m., police said. He had been walking home from work. The 18-year-old had graduated from high school in June, and his death has deeply affected the community, leading to daily vigils.

A motive isn’t yet known for the murder, but Richmond police detectives believe Moore is a suspect and also a “validated member of the Swerve Team gang in Richmond,” police said.

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A $2 million arrest warrant has been issued for Moore, who is not in custody and is “armed and extremely dangerous,” police said.

Moore stands 5-8 and weighs 130-pounds.

Anyone who knows of Moore’s whereabouts are asked to dial or test to 911, or call RPD Homicide Detective C. Decious at (510) 621-1747.

 

Comments

  1. Why don’t we round up all these known gang members for terrorism under the Patriot Act and ship them off to an undisclosed location until they can be determined not to be a threat to our law abiding community? I thought I read once where Richmond Police Dept said many to most of these gang members live in our subsidized housing projects, and that they are responsible for most of the crime and shootings in Richmond. So we are actually supporting these criminals who murder our children without a thought, not to mention the ones we are also paying not to commit crime.
    How many more of us need to be senselessly gunned down by these ignorant thugs before we decide our childrens lives are more important than these criminals rights and feelings. I also read once many years ago where New York City police just went out one night and rounded up all the known junkies and street criminals. The crime rate plummeted while they were all locked up. Round up these predators and you will see a dramatic drop in the shootings. Good luck appealing to their non existent sense of morality. I would say the price of that has been demonstrated to be too high.

    Richmond Resident | Sep 29th, 2016
  2. We need Richmond residents to stop living a passive denial existence. Everything you point out is true, yet as a community we still await peace and safety. Residents have grown tired of the issues, but we remain status quo, living with crime until we become victims ourselves because there has been little to no progress.

    The only thing we can do is keep demanding change. Change for business, change with fresh leadership and change with thriving diverse ideas and activities.

    In the meantime, be vigilant, careful and look out for one another. It is a disappointment that we have to live amongst so much crime and senseless killing in our city.

    Mr. Edwards | Sep 29th, 2016
  3. We need Richmond residents to stop living a passive denial existence. Everything you point out is true, yet as a community we still await peace and safety. Residents have grown tired of the issues, but we remain status quo, living with crime until we become victims ourselves because there has been little to no progress.
    The only thing we can do is keep demanding change. Change for business, change with fresh leadership and change with thriving diverse ideas and activities.
    In the meantime, be vigilant, careful and look out for one another. It is a disappointment that we have to live amongst so much crime and senseless killing in our city.

    Mr. Edwards | Sep 30th, 2016

About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.