2 arrested in Virginia man's killing 

Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of a Virginia man who was shot to death last week in downtown Oakland while visiting the Bay Area for a job interview.

George Hugguins, 24, and Althea Housley, 33, both Oakland residents, are suspected of killing Jinghong Kang on July 18.

Kang, 45, was shot at about 11:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Webster Street during an apparent robbery as he walked to his car with a female friend.

Last Wednesday, police released video footage of two suspects in the killing, a man and a woman, who were captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

Housley was arrested at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday after police received a call from someone who had seen the footage on TV and recognized her, police said.

During an interview, Housley admitted to taking part in the robbery and murder, according to police.

On Monday, at about 2:40 p.m., police arrested Hugguins at 2120 Curtis St. He was taken to the Police Department's criminal investigations division for questioning.

On the night of the shooting, Kang had driven to downtown Oakland to have his teeth cleaned by his friend, a dental hygienist, in preparation for an interview at Google the next day.

The two were heading to Kang's rental car from the dental office when two suspects approached them and demanded money, police said.

Both Kang and the woman were pushed to the ground, and the woman heard gunshots.

Homicide investigator Sgt. Mike Gantt said the woman heard Kang tell the suspects before he was shot that he only had $17.

The Oakland Police Department thanked the public this afternoon for their help identifying the suspects, saying public participation was key in the arrests.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department's homicide section at (510) 238-3821.

About The Author

Staff Report

Staff Report

Bio:
A daily newspaper covering San Francisco, San Mateo County and serving Alameda, Marin and Santa Clara counties.
Pin It
Favorite

More by Staff Report

Latest in Crime & Courts

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation