OAKLAND — A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murdering a 17-year-old boy in a shooting that happened moments after he allegedly pistol-whipped the victim’s companion during an interrupted car burglary, court records show,
Tarique Myvett, 23, was charged with murdering 17-year-old Antonio Noriega on April 6. He also faces charges of shooting into an occupied car and possessing an automatic weapon allegedly found in Myvett’s home.
Police said in court records that at round 1:15 p.m. on April 6, Noriega drove two other people to the 2400 block of East 24th Avenue in Oakland, and that his two companions broke into a parked van and began to steal tools. During the break-in, Myvett — who lives on that block — allegedly exited with a gun and began to pistol-whip one of the car burglars.
Myvett then allegedly dropped his gun, and when he bent down to grab it, the two males began to run away, and one jumped back in the car. Myvett then allegedly fired into the vehicle, striking Noriega. The car went a short distance and crashed on 26th Avenue. Noriega died at a hospital later that day.
Noriega reportedly remained inside the car during the entire incident.
Myvett allegedly admitted to police he shot once into the car and claimed he fired 19 more shots into the air. But authorities reportedly found at least five bullet holes in the vehicle, contradicting that claim.
Police didn’t say whether the van belonged to Myvett. During a search of his home, officers found a shotgun and an assault rifle with no serial number, in addition to the pistol, according to a probable cause statement police filed in court.
Myvett is in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on a no-bail hold, according to court records. He’s been there since his arrest shortly after the homicide.
Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this report.
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