SAN LEANDRO -- Two Oakland men are in custody in connection to a San Leandro drive-by shooting last week that killed another Oakland man.

Michael Breedlove and Maurice Martin, both 18, were arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting about 1 a.m. Oct. 21 in the 14000 block of East 14th Street, said Lt. Randy Brandt.

Police were dispatched to the area for a report of a person who had been shot and when they arrived, found a 30-year-old man -- later identified as Marvin Cruz of Oakland -- sitting in the passenger side of a car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Cruz was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

He died four days later on Oct. 25, Brandt said.

Cruz and his friend, who was driving, were stopped at a red light in the 14600 block of East 14th Street when they were approached by two suspects on foot, police said.

One of the suspects shot at the vehicle multiple times as it drove away north on East 14th Street, police said.

That's when Cruz, who sat in the passenger seat, was hit by gunfire, police said. The driver was not injured.

A motive for the shooting has not been released, but police did say they determined the suspects and the victim had "been involved in a disagreement before the shooting."

After the incident, detectives developed leads which led them into Sacramento and Oakland in search of Breedlove and Martin, Brandt said.


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On Oct. 25, Twin Rivers District police located Martin in a local park in Sacramento, took him into custody then turned him over to San Leandro police.

The next day, Oakland police detained Breedlove at his Oakland home and turned him over to San Leandro police.

On Tuesday, prosecutors with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged both men with murder.

"Bringing this case to a swift closure was a result of locating evidence on several privately owned surveillance cameras, use of a mobile automated license plate reader and the support of other law enforcement agencies," Brandt said Wednesday.

The investigation was a joint effort between San Leandro police, residents and the following outside agencies and entities: Alameda County Juvenile Hall, the Oakland Police Department, the Twin Rivers Police Department and the Sacramento Police Department, Brandt said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 510-577-3230 or contact the anonymous tip line at 510-577-3278.

Residents can also send an anonymous tip by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. In addition, anonymous tips can be submitted on the police department's website at www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.