OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – Police have made a second arrest in connection with the assault of a 75-year-old Asian man in Oakland, according to police.
Elbert Britton was identified and charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday.
The 75-year-old Asian man, Pak Ho, was taking his morning walk in the Adams Point neighborhood when he was assaulted and robbed near Oakland’s Lake Meritt.
26-year-old Teaunte Bailey was charged with special circumstances murder and multiple serious felony charges on Thursday, March 11th, according to the Alameda County District Attorney.
“I’m at a loss for words. Our elders should be protected not the victim of a deadly assault. I am thankful that our officers were able to quickly respond and arrest Mr. Bailey. The Oakland Police Department will relentlessly pursue those that violate the most vulnerable members in our community,” says Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong.
Investigators say Britton was driving a car that pulled up along the victim Pak Ho.
The other suspect in the case Teaunte Bailey got out of the car, hit Ho in the head, and robbed him.
Ho fell to the ground, where he hit his head.
Bailey and Britton drove away. Ho died two days later.
Detectives arrested Britton Friday at a homeless camp and say they had some of Mr. Ho’s property in their possession.
Britton does have a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for burglary and robbery.