Suspect charged in Oakland crash-related shooting death


OAKLAND — Charges including murder have been filed against a man suspected of fatally shooting another man whose vehicle the suspect’s brother had crashed into Sunday morning in East Oakland, according to authorities and court documents.

Michael Guerra, 22, is accused in the killing of 45-year-old Misael Sanchez-Villegas, who was fatally shot about 3:22 a.m. Sunday outside his home in the 10000 block of C Street.

The two men did not know each other; Guerra has denied shooting Sanchez-Villegas, authorities said.

Guerra is also charged with possession of a machine gun and carrying a loaded firearm on one’s person in a city.

Authorities said that before the shooting, Guerra’s brother’s vehicle had struck some parked vehicles on C Street, including one belonging to Sanchez-Villegas. Guerra was in another vehicle following his brother, whom police identified as Bryan Guerra, 27; he is still being sought.

The brothers, who both had guns, exited their vehicles following the collisions, authorities said.

When Sanchez-Villegas, who police were told was a tile contractor, came outside to see what had happened, he got into a confrontation with Michael Guerra and was shot, police said. He died at the scene.

According to court documents, four 9mm casings were recovered at the scene and Michael Guerra’s vehicle’s license plate was captured on video as it fled. He was soon identified as the suspected shooter and was arrested later at his home on A Street after a standoff with police.


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