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2 Oakland boys charged as adults in carjacking case

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Two Oakland boys have been charged as adults in an armed carjacking last week that resulted in a lengthy standoff with police before they were arrested.

Fontana Hill, 17, and Quinn Edwards, 16, are charged with carjacking and second-degree robbery for a carjacking in Oakland on July 7.

At about 10:25 a.m. on July 8, the following day, officers spotted the two teens in the carjacked vehicle in the 2100 block of East 24th Street in Oakland, police said.

But when the officers tried to detain Hill and Edwards, they both ran and one of them barricaded himself inside a residence, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. She didn't specify which suspect was barricaded inside.

Police set up a perimeter and called in the department's SWAT team and a helicopter and after many hours of negotiations the suspect came out of the residence and surrendered, Watson said.

The other suspect was arrested later on July 8.

Hill is also charged with an additional count of second-degree robbery for an incident in Fremont on June 27.

Hill and Edwards are scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court next Tuesday to enter pleas.

Hill is being held in custody in lieu of $400,000 bail and Edwards is being held in lieu of $350,000 bail.
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