Police searching for suspect in San Leandro homicide

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Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for the homicide of a 41-year-old man in San Leandro. (KGO-TV)

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for the homicide of a 41-year-old man in San Leandro. After reports of a fight in the street, police found a trail of blood leading to a body inside a home. Now the search for the suspect is on and deputies say they know who they're looking for.

Neighbors say the man lived in the home for decades, but the activity at his residence has recently changed.

"I guess he let his kids move in and all we know there have been a lot of people coming and going in that house," said Rita Jensen, San Leandro resident.

Someone called the sheriff's office Monday afternoon when a fight broke out in front of the home. Investigators arrived and followed a trail of blood from the street to inside the house where they found a 41-year-old man who had been killed. They believe he lived there along with others who were involved in the fight.

"It appears these people knew each other. The motive is a obviously an argument of some sort between parties that knew each other. We have identified a suspect and we are now after that suspect trying to get him into custody," said Alameda County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Kelly.

"I was very surprised. This is good neighborhood and we've never had a problem like this before," said Greg Croft, neighbor.

Neighbors are on edge on Selborne Street, but officers want to assure them, they don't think this was a random attack.

"There is an element of drug usage connected to this with people in this residence and we are looking into that as a motive, but at this time we don't know," said Kelly.

The cause of death remains under investigation.

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