Crime

Suspect sought in three homicides – including one in Fresno

Jason Brown
Jason Brown Sacramento Police Department

Authorities are asking for help to locate a man suspected in three separate homicides in Fresno, Sacramento and – last weekend – in Livermore.

Authorities say Jason Brown, 18, was driving near a CVS pharmacy in Livermore Oct. 24 when he opened fire on two men parked in a Toyota Corolla around 6 p.m. One man was killed and another seriously wounded, Livermore police said.

A SWAT team stormed a West Oakland house Sunday. Authorities found a BMW that Brown is believed to have fled in from the Livermore shooting, but Brown was not found.

Brown was linked to another shooting on Sept. 12 when he allegedly barged into the MeKhong Restaraunt in central Fresno, where Albert Thao, 27, was shot and killed and a second man was severely wounded. The shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant on Belmont and Diana avenues.

On Sept. 28, Sacramento police say Brown and a partner, John Bunch, 24, fatally shot another man, Walter Gibson, 53, in a parking lot near the 3600 block of Truxel Road in Sacramento after an attempted robbery related to drugs.

The Sacramento Police Department arrested Bunch on suspicion of murder Tuesday; and is seeking help from the public in locating Brown.

Sacramento police consider Brown to be armed and extremely dangerous. Police are encouraging the public to immediately notify law enforcement with any information regarding Brown’s whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Brown is asked to contact the Sacramento police dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614

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