A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the slaying of an off-duty paramedic during an alleged carjacking attempt in Oakland, prosecutors said Thursday.
Five other teens are facing charges in connection with the April 2 killing of Quinn Boyer, 34, who was shot at point-blank range after he had dropped off his father from a doctor's appointment, police said. Boyer died two days after the attack.
Christian Burton and the five other teens are accused of watching Boyer in his parked vehicle near Keller Avenue and Hanson Street in the Oakland hills, according to police. Boyer and another teen allegedly confronted Boyer.
"During the attempted carjacking, Burton shot the victim," Oakland Police Department Officer Phong Tran said in a declaration filed in Alameda County Superior Court. "Burton was later detained at which point he provided an admission of his involvement in the shooting death of the victim."