An Oakland man wanted for the brutal murder of a 23-year old Sacramento man was the focus of an intense manhunt this Christmas weekend, according to local authorities.
19-year-old Jonathan Jahquan Pierce is currently wanted by Sacramento county homicide detectives for the December 12th murder of Patrick Lee Domingo. Authorities believe Jahquan is hiding among relatives in the East Bay.
The victim, Patrick Lee Domingo, arrived at a gas station on the 2100 block of El Camino Ave. in Sacramento with a friend. Witnesses stated they heard one loud gunshot around 3:50pm, and observed a dark colored SUV or truck flee the scene of the shooting.
Jonathan Jahquan Pierce
Deputies responded quickly to the scene and located the victim in the parking lot suffering from a sizable gunshot wound to the head. The victim was unresponsive but breathing shallowly and had a faint pulse. Despite life-saving measures, he was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Detectives believe the shooting occurred during a marijuana deal gone wrong and have identified 19-year-old Johnathan Jahquan Pierce as the suspect. Police are still attempting to identify a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle during the time of the shooting.
Although considered armed and dangerous, detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at http://www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
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My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.