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FREMONT— Marquice McClinton, a 37-year-old resident of Fremont, is a suspect in an ongoing homicide investigation. McClinton is at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail ineligible for release on bond, pending arraignment on November 13.
A male homicide victim was found dead October 25 behind a business on the 3100 block of Walnut Avenue. The victim died from a gunshot wound in his chest.
Based on video surveillance and other evidence, McClinton was identified as a suspect. On November 8, patrol officers responded to a battery in progress. As it happens, McClinton was identified as a suspect in the battery incident as well.
When officers attempted to contact McClinton on November 8, he fled on foot through a residential neighborhood. He was arrested at 11:03 a.m., near Blacow Road and Brophy Drive. McClinton was booked for first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm, and obstructing an officer.
In a prepared statement Fremont police said. “McClinton has a lengthy (arrest) history, including arrests for attempted homicide, violent assaults, firearms possession, and evading.”
In March, McClinton was arrested for kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, and receiving a stolen vehicle. He has been arrested 22 times since 2014. He has additional arrests as far back as 2006.
McClinton has prior convictions for –
- Receiving a stolen vehicle
- Hit and run driving without a license
- Possession of a firearm by a felon
- Trespassing and refusing to leave private property
- Evading an officer against traffic
The October homicide case remains an active investigation. Anyone with information can contact Fremont detective Jacob Blass at 510-790-6900 or email Jblass@fremont.gov.