Convenience Store Manager Accused of Murder Over a Pack of Cigarettes

Convenience Store Manager Accused of Murder Over a Pack of Cigarettes
Photo: Wenyong Huang

ALAMEDA — A gas station and convenience store manager is being held in custody for allegedly murdering a customer. The victim was fatally shot over a pack of cigarettes last weekend.

On July 11 shortly before midnight, a 911 call came in from the Circle K, located at 1716 Webster Street. A store manager on duty reported that a man had been shot during a robbery.

This fatal shooting appears to be a tragic case of overreaction. Responding officers determined that no robbery had occurred at the store. Instead, officers learned that a man suspected of committing a petty theft had been shot.

Responding officers found 24-year-old Ethan Escorcio suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. The victim who was homeless was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries shortly afterward.

For his actions, the store manager was arrested without further incident at 11:54 p.m. Wenyong Huang, 26 of San Leandro, was transported and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Huang presently remains in custody. He is ineligible for release on bond, pending a pretrial hearing scheduled for August 12.

Huang has been charged with committing murder. In addition, Huang also faces seven weapons-related charges-
 Use of a firearm
 Personal use of a firearm
 Armed with a firearm

 Carrying a concealed firearm
 Possession of a concealed firearm with ammunition
 Carrying a loaded firearm
 Possession of an unregistered loaded firearm

Convenience Store Manager Accused of Murder Over a Pack of Cigarettes was last modified: July 17th, 2020 by admin
Categories: Alameda
Tags: gun, murder

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