Bounty Hunter Arrested for Murder of a Fugitive Fatally Shot in Newark

Bounty Hunter Arrested for Murder of a Fugitive Fatally Shot in Newark
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NEWARK — A bounty hunter wanted in Alameda County was caught in Placer County and turned over to Newark police. Charles H. Price, 49, of Foresthill, was transported to Alameda County Santa Rita Jail. Price is suspected of murder. 

Price is implicated in a fatal shooting that happened March 19. Newark police responded to the 39000 block of Cedar Boulevard. Richard Turner, 42, sustained a gunshot wound, and he died subsequently at a hospital. 

Price and Turner engaged in an altercation and exchanged gunfire. Price and another employee of a bail bonds company were attempting to apprehend Turner. He was a fugitive for failing to appear in court in Alameda County regarding felony weapons charges. 

In a prepared statement Newark police said. “Detectives investigated to establish a chain of events leading to the shooting. Detectives presented the facts of the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.” An arrest warrant was issued for Price for murder. 

Both firearms used during the altercation were recovered as evidence. Turner’s firearm was a homemade assembled “ghost gun” without serial numbers. 

Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended Price on May 9. Price was turned over to Newark police for arrest the following day on May 10. Price is charged with murder, use of a weapon to cause bodily harm, and violent conduct. 

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Newark police Sgt. Yama Homayoun at 510-578-4920 or email yama.homayoun@newark.org. 

Bounty Hunter Arrested for Murder of a Fugitive Fatally Shot in Newark was last modified: May 23rd, 2024 by admin
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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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