OAKLAND — An Oakland man wanted on murder charges related to the shooting of a 23-year-old woman — in a case police say was the result of a failed robbery set-up — was arrested Thursday at a San Ramon shopping center, court records show.
Robert Paige, 26, was arrested at 500 Market Place in San Ramon on Thursday afternoon and was booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on a no-bail hold. He was charged with murdering 23-year-old Au’Jihnae Harris, who died two days after she was shot Dec. 2 in Oakland.
In court records, police allege that Paige and Harris worked together to lure a man to the Oakland hills, where they planned to rob him. But during the encounter, Harris — who was in a car with the intended robbery victim — was fatally shot.
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The shooting happened around 10:17 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the 3400 block of 82nd Avenue, near the King Estate Recreation Area. Police said a man and a woman were in a parked vehicle when someone shot at them from outside. Harris was the only one hit by the gunfire.
The man in the car later told police that an armed man came up and tried to open the car door. He said he sped off and then realized that Harris had been shot.
When Paige was arrested, police attempted to interview him, an Oakland police detective wrote in court records. According to the detective, Paige initially said he had information about the killing but refused to provide it. When shown a picture of the suspect’s vehicle, he reportedly asked for a lawyer and ended the interview.