2 Suspects in Custody in Connection with Murders at Grocery Parking Lot
Photo: Ronyae M. Haywood
SAN LEANDRO — A couple is being held without bail for a shooting that left two persons dead at a supermarket parking lot last month. The man faces murder and numerous weapons-related charges. His girlfriend is accused of being an accessory and of furnishing an assault rifle.
The victims 28-year-old Duane Palmer of Oakland and 27-year-old Dalton Kline of Dublin were killed on March 13. They died from multiple gunshot wounds outside the Grocery Outlet, located at 2179 East 14th Street at approximately 11 p.m.
Investigators learned that the victims met their assailant in the parking lot—intending to purchase an assault rifle. But instead of purchasing a firearm they were murdered.
An argument erupted before the transaction was completed. The victims attempted to flee. Multiple rounds were fired striking the driver Palmer and Kline seated in the passenger seat.
Ronyae M. Haywood, 27 of Oakland, faces two murder charges and 26 weapons-related charges. Haywood was arrested by a San Leandro SWAT team at a liquor store located at 7717 Bancroft Avenue in Oakland. He was taken into custody on April 2 at 9:01 a.m.
During the investigation, detectives learned that Haywood’s girlfriend Angel l. Shavers, 21 of Oakland arranged to sell the assault rifle. Shavers was arrested by the liquor store on the same day as Haywood. She is charged with being an accessory after the fact and furnishing an assault weapon.
Both suspects are scheduled to appear in court on April 10. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information can call the San Leandro Police Department at 510- 577-2740.