Murder Suspect in Custody Following Months of Investigation

Murder Suspect in Custody Following Months of Investigation
Photo: Jeffrey Van Vo

SAN PABLO — A murder suspect is in custody following months of investigation. 22 year old Jeffrey Van Vo of Albany, was arrested January 17 on suspicion of shooting a man to death last summer.

The victim 22-year-old Robel Tadesse was shot to death on July 9. Tadesse was located by San Pablo officers responding to a Shot Spotter alert coming from the 900 block of Stanton Avenue. Acoustic sensors had detected numerous gunshots in rapid succession in the area shortly before 9:30 p.m.

First responders found Tadesse bloodied and sitting inside in his car suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite efforts by police and paramedics to save his life, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s family offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. With information provided by the public, San Pablo detectives identified Vo as the suspect.

Police said in a prepared statement: “We want to thank our community who stepped up and assisted with this investigation, which ultimately led to Vo’s capture.”

Vo was located and arrested while hiding inside a residence on the 2600 block of Greenwood Drive. He was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

Vo was booked on suspicion of murder. In addition, he is charged with violation of probation and he is presently ineligible for release on bond. His probation stems from a DUI arrest last year in Oakland.

Murder Suspect in Custody Following Months of Investigation was last modified: February 4th, 2020 by admin
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