OAKLAND -- An 18-year-old Hayward man was charged Friday with luring two acquaintances to East Oakland, fatally shooting one and robbing and shooting the other, authorities said.
Hasson Hedgepeth is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Oct. 4 shootings that left 19-year-old Philip M. Montenegro Jr., dead and a 19-year-old friend of Montenegro wounded. The murder charge against Hedgepeth has a special circumstance clause that the killing was during the commission of a robbery, authorities said.
Hedgepeth has denied involvement, authorities said.
Officer Brad Baker said Hedgepeth was an acquaintance of Montenegro and the other man and that he lured them to the 2900 block of 106th Avenue about 8:20 p.m. Oct. 24 on the pretext of selling them something. Baker would not say what.
Baker was not sure why the 106th Avenue site was chosen, as none of the people involved have a link to the area.
Once there Montenegro, the father of a young daughter, was shot and robbed of cash and hs friend wounded, Baker said.
In the course of the subsequent investigation, Hedgepeth was identified as the suspected gunman.
San Leandro police arrested him early Wednesday morning at a food company warehouse where he was a temporary employee.