OAKLAND — A suspect with a long criminal history is in custody in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting last month. Nine felony charges were filed May 27 against Tyrone E. Mapp, 44 of Hayward.
The victim 49-year-old Mark Downs died on a sidewalk on the 2500 block of East 27 th Street. He was fatally shot May 12 shortly before 4 a.m. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene.
Investigators identified Mapp as a suspect, after reviewing video images recorded by a surveillance camera. It shows an occupant of a vehicle shooting directly at the victim.
Since his arrest on the morning of May 26, Mapp has been housed at Santa Rita Jail. He was taken into custody at the Foothill Square Shopping Center on MacArthur Boulevard.
At the time of his arrest, Mapp allegedly was found in possession of illicit drugs. He was booked on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sale, but subsequently not charged for that.
Instead, Mapp is charged with murder. He also faces firearms charges and special enhanced allegations. He remains in custody ineligible for release on bond, pending a plea hearing on June 18.
If convicted, Mapp who sometimes uses the alias Bernard Burton faces a possible return to state prison. He was previously sentenced to state prison for two years in 2010 for a drug conviction.
In 2006 and 2004 and 1996, he was also sentenced to confinement in state prison for drugs and weapons-related convictions.