EPD Releases Madias Shooting Suspect Video; Recovery ‘Going Well’
The Emeryville Police released a surveillance video to the public today showing a suspect from the February 11th shooting of Alex Madias. Madias was shot during a robbery while picking up a friend from our Emeryville Amtrak Station.
Madias was reportedly walking westbound on 59th toward the station when approached by the suspect. According to an eyewitness, the suspect brandishing a black handgun, demanded money, then shot Madias in the back of the head and fled eastbound.
The pixelated video shows the suspect running north from 59th through Heritage Park toward the EmeryStation parking lot.
The video and information provides little in the way of description or detail of the suspect other than he is an 18-25 year old “dark-skinned male” and wearing an emblem on his sweatshirt. The Emeryville Police are hoping this is enough to generate some leads from the public that will ultimately lead to the suspect’s arrest.
Meanwhile, Madias’ recovery is going well according to his caringbridge.org site. Madias was released from the hospital on April 6th but faces a long recovery ahead of him including cognitive rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery.
“We are so thankful for the work of the medical professionals as well as the love and support from friends and family that brought us to this day,” wrote Kaitlyn Thomson in a journal entry. “Alex has truly stayed strong, we could not be more proud of how hard he is fighting!”
A GoFundMe campaign is targeting $135K toward Alex’ recovery.