Suspect in Fremont homicide rode away on bicycle


Police are searching for a suspect who rode away on a bicycle after a fatal shooting at a Fremont home early Sunday morning, a police lieutenant said.

The victim, a 56-year-old man, was found dead in a bedroom at the home in the 43000 block of Charleston Way after officers responded to shots fired about 12:30 a.m., Lt. Mike Tegner said.

A neighbor heard the gunshots and reported it to police, and reported seeing a male suspect get on a bicycle and leave, Tegner said.

The victim had been renting a room at the home, which he shared with another family. Members of that family were asleep at the time of the shooting and didn’t see the suspect arrive or leave from the home, according to Tegner.

Officers set up a large perimeter in the neighborhood to try to find the suspect using a police dog and a drone, but broke down the search perimeter around 7:30 a.m. after not finding the suspect.

Tegner said investigators remain at the home this morning to look for evidence, and are also canvassing the neighborhood to try to find any witnesses or anyone with surveillance video that can help solve the case.

He said the killing does not appear to be random, and that there were no obvious signs of forced entry or a struggle at the home.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Fremont police at (510) 790-6800.

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