A suspect in last week’s reported carjacking and attempted murder has been identified, according to an Alameda Police Department (APD) report.
Amelia Minjarez, 27, is suspected of shooting a man in the back while robbing him and stealing his car on Monday, Oct. 22, around 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of Grand Street and Clement Avenue. The victim, whose identity is being withheld, told police that he was robbed, carjacked and shot while attempting to flee from the armed suspect. Minjarez allegedly drove off in the victim’s 2001 red Honda Accord coupe traveling eastbound on Clement
APD immediately began an investigation to discover the suspect’s identity following the incident. During the investigation, APD learned that the vehicle was stopped by Oakland Police Department (OPD) officers and was occupied by a single female, according to an APD report. OPD subsequently arrested the suspect for vehicle theft and identified Minjarez as the occupant.
After realizing that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Alameda and was connected to a shooting, OPD contacted APD’s Violent Crimes Unit. APD’s investigation tentatively identified Minjarez as the shooter.
“We want to extend a sincere thanks to the Oakland Police Department and our observant community members for their assistance in this case,” stated an APD press release.
Minjarez is not listed on Alameda County’s Inmate Locator database.