The arrest was the second in the killing of Charles H. Butler Jr., who was shot about 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011, at the intersection of 46th and West streets in North Oakland, less than a block from his home.
Cartier Hunter, 25, a reputed gang member, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in East Oakland on a no-bail warrant charging him with murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was arrested by members of police crime reduction teams 3,4 and 5, who had been looking for him for some time in the area.
Another suspect in the case, Giovante Douglas, 22, of Richmond, who is also a reputed gang member, was arrested and charged with murder in October 2013. He was the driver of the car that Hunter fired the shots from, police said.
Both men have denied any involvement in the slaying and say they did not know Butler, authorities said.
The shooting stemmed from a minor traffic accident that happened a short time earlier outside a store near 45th and Market streets, police said. Butler was trying to park and accidentally brushed Douglas' 1992 Lexus, angering the suspects, police said.
They followed Butler's car to 46th and West, where Hunter opened fire on Butler, killing him, police said. Some of Butler's organs were later donated.
Investigators were able to file charges against the two men after obtaining tips that resulted from an emotional plea for information made in September 2013 by Butler's terminally ill father. Witnesses came forward after that and identified Hunter and Cartier as the suspects, police said. Hunter had been sought on the arrest warrant since October 2013.
Both men are being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail. Douglas has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to have a preliminary examination on May 5. Hunter has not entered a plea yet. Hunter has a prior felony conviction for burglary.