Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a 34-year-old man when he chased down a suspect who stole his laptop computer at a Starbucks in an east Oakland neighborhood.
Byron OJ Reed Jr. 22, and Javon Lee, 21, were arraigned Friday in California's Alameda County Superior Court on charges related to the death of Shuo Zeng, 34, in Oakland on New Year's Eve,reports CBS SF BayArea.
According to ABC 7, Oakland police said Byron Reed was the driver of the getaway car. He was charged with second-degree robbery and special circumstance murder. His accomplice, Javon Lee was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree robbery.
Zeng (pictured) died Tuesday while chasing after thieves who stole his laptop while he was using it at a Starbucks in Oakland, California.
Zeng’s parents are flying from China to identify the body.
Anyone with information about the incident that led to Zeng's death is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at 510-238-3821.