aya nakano-flyerOAKLAND — Oakland Police Department investigators on Jan. 8 released a photo of the vehicle they believe to be involved in a collision and deadly shooting that occurred on June 12, 2013 at approximately 10:57 p.m.

In hopes of hearing from anyone who may have witnessed or may have information about what happened to Aya Nakano the night he was killed, his family has increased the reward money to $100,000.

Video image of the suspect vehicle.
Video image of the suspect vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer, silver four-door sedan with two occupants, and possible front-end damage. A confrontation took place between Nakano and the suspects. Nakano was shot.

Shotspotter technology confirmed one gunshot activation from the area of 58th Street and Market. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the victim fatally wounded.

Investigators have determined that prior to the shooting, the victim’s vehicle was apparently rear-ended by another vehicle in the area of Stanford Avenue and Market Street. After the collision, Nakano pulled his vehicle over to the curb, facing southbound in the 5800 block of Market Street.

Information obtained at the scene described the suspect vehicle fleeing southbound on Market Street after the shooting.

Investigators have provided a photo of the victim and are requesting help from anyone who may have:

• Seen Nakano in the area of Stanford Avenue and Market Street on the night of the shooting prior to 11 p.m.;

• Witnessed the vehicle accident;

• Witnessed the confrontation between the Nakano and suspects;

• Witnessed the shooting; or

• Seen the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene after the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPD Homicide Division at (510) 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at (510) 777-8572 or email helpaya@oaklandnet.com.

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1. Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phone

2. Call the toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247)

3. Respond to OPD’s Nixle messages

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