Oakland Police seek tips in stray bullet killing of Ex’pression College graduate Emilio Nevarez

Published On April 18, 2015 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Oakland Police are seeking tips in the tragic shooting of 26-year-old Emilio Nevarez on April 4th. A bass player and vocalist for the punk rock band The Lucky Eejits, Nevarez was packing up his equipment in front of the Golden Bull nightclub on 14th & Broadway at approximately 1am when a stray bullet from a nearby altercation struck him in the neck. Nevarez received a recent Bachelor’s Degree in audio engineering from Ex’pression College.

There are rewards of $20,000 from CrimeStoppers and $5,000 from Oakland Pet Food Express for tips that help solve the crime and lead to successful prosecution of the case. OPD is looking for witnesses and are asking for help to learn more about this 4-Door Mercedes S-Series and these two persons of interests (Photo: Berkeleyside):

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Anonymous tips can be sent to the OPD via Nixle system by texting “TIP OAKLANDPD” to 888-777 from a mobile phone, followed by the tip or by calling the toll-free tip line at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247); or submitting a tip online. The CrimeStoppers system can receive anonymous tips by phone, at 510-777-8572, and the Oakland Police Department’s homicide section can be reached at 510-238-3821.

Contributions can be made through the Emilio Nevarez Memorial Fund on YouCaring.com


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Emilio Nevarez, a 26-year-old musician, was fatally shot Saturday night while packing up after a gig in downtown Oakland, according to police officials, who say he was hit by a stray bullet intended for someone else. The tragic shooting took place after an argument between two men apparently escalated at around 1:15 a.m. outside the Golden Bull near 14th Street and Broadway, the Chronicle reported. Police and family members told the paper that Nevarez was hit in the neck as he was carrying equipment out after performing that night for a friend’s 40th birthday.

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Police seek tips in fatal shooting of Berkeley bystander

A Berkeley musician was fatally injured by a stray bullet over the weekend, and police are asking for help to track down his killer.

There are also rewards of $20,000 from CrimeStoppers and $5,000 from Pet Food Express for tips that help solve the crime and lead to successful prosecution of the case.

Emiliano “Emilio” Nevarez, a 26-year-old Berkeley man, had just finished playing a show with his band on Sunday, April 5, at 1 a.m. when a stray bullet struck him in Oakland in the 400 block of 14th Street, near Broadway, as he prepared to pack music equipment into a van.

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Stray bullet kills Bay Area punk rock musician

The mother of a 26-year-old musician slain early Sunday morning by a stray bullet fired outside an Oakland nightclub says her son was passionate about his music and his family.

Emilio Nevarez, a bass player and vocalist for the punk rock band The Lucky Eejits, was packing up his equipment when a stray bullet struck him.

Bernadette Valadez, Nevarez’s mother, said police told her he wasn’t the intended target of the gunfire. Two people were engaged in an argument unrelated to him when someone started shooting, she said.

Read More on KTVU.com →

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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