Police recover car connected to Oakland hills murder

April 10, 2013 9:20:00 PM PDT
Police have recovered a vehicle they say is connected to their investigation into the shooting death of Quinn Boyer. The South Bay paramedic was murdered in the Oakland hills last week.

Oakland police are remaining tight-lipped with details about the car, but the Oakland Tribune, an ABC7 News media partner, reports the car was recovered April 3 near Horace Mann Elementary School, about three miles from the shooting.

Boyer, 34, was shot in the head while driving his car in the Oakland hills last week. Police say someone in another vehicle fired at Boyer, striking him at least twice before his car uprooted a tree as it went off the road, crashing into this ravine. Immediately after officers arrived, they began canvassing the neighborhood for clues.

Early on, neighbors told ABC7 News police told them they were looking for a gold Dodge Intrepid with four men inside.

"We have recovered a vehicle we feel is involved," Oakland Police Sgt. Chris Bolton said.

He wouldn't elaborate, saying only the car is evidence and as such critical to their investigation.

Keeping those details so close to the vest, has left those who live in the neighborhood where Boyer was shot concerned.

"Everybody has been playing a little CSI, trying to figure out what happened and how it happened," Sandi Bethune, of the Sequoyah Hills Homeowners Association, said.

The shooting has left the normally quiet area of the Oakland hills, unsettled. Bethune and her neighborhood watch group are constantly on the lookout for anything out of place. Police, for their part, say they need the community to be patient. When they can share more, they will.

"It's because our primary obligation is to the victim and the victim's family," Bolton said.

The Sequoyah Hills Homeowners Association is working with Oakland City Councilmember Desley Brooks to replant the tree that was destroyed in the crash and erect a permanent memorial plaque to honor the man they say dedicated his life to helping others.

(Photo of Quinn Boyer courtesy of Angie Perez)


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