Sunday Shooting Victim Identified as Novato Man, GoFundMe campaign targets $50K toward recovery
The victim of Sunday evening’s shooting/robbery near the Emeryville Amtrak station has been identified by the Marin Independent Journal as 26-year-old Alex Madias of Novato. There have been no arrests and no suspect information has been released to the public.
Madias was picking up a friend at the station when the armed robber approached him, demanded money, and shot Madias in the head. It is unknown if there was a struggle and the friend that Alex was there to pick up was uninjured.
Madias is hospitalized at a trauma center in the East Bay and is said to be in is critical but stable condition according to Madias’ brother Theo. “The shot was through the head, left side of the brain,” noted the older brother in the MarinIJ.com report. “They just started him today breathing on his own.”
“The next 24 to 48 hours will be crucial for telling his recovery,” according to the Madias’ family’s priest.
Madias is married and works as a software engineer at FICO. He earned a computer science degree in 2016 at Sonoma State University.
The shooting comes on the heels of another recent high-profile double shooting near the Target parking lot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Eondre Bolton of Richmond. While the Target shooting was described as a drug deal gone bad, Madias appeared to be a random robbery target.
Novato man critically injured in Emeryville robbery
By Gary Klien
A Novato man suffered a gunshot to the head during a robbery near the Amtrak station in Emeryville.
Alex Madias, 26, was shot shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday at 59th and Horton streets. The gunman ran off and has not been found, police said.
Madias’ brother Theo, 28, said his condition is critical but stable. Madias is hospitalized at a trauma center in the East Bay.
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