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Posted at 7:05 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Suspect photos released in Calif. killing

By Mike McPhate

The Oakland police department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects seen in surveillance video taken moments before the Sunday killing of a Fairfax man who was in the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview.

See the video footage at Oakland's KTVU.

Jing Hong Kang, 45, was shot to death around 11:30 p.m. during a robbery in downtown Oakland shortly after leaving a dentist's office, police said. Kang, a computer engineer and a father of three, had a scheduled job interview with Google Inc. the next day, according to published reports.

The Oakland Tribune reported that Kang and an acquaintance were standing outside Kang’s parked rental car in the 1900 block of Webster Street when the suspects approached them. Police told the newspaper the assailants stole $17 from Kang.

The acquaintance, a dentist with whom Kang had just finished an appointment, initially told police the attackers were two men, the Tribune reported. She later told police she recognized the man and the woman in the video, Sgt. Mike Gantt told the newspaper.

Police released surveillance footage from cameras at a nearby office building that they say shows a man and woman walking toward the site of the killing, Gantt told KTVU.

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Surveillance images show people police believe were involved in Kang’s killing. (Courtesy of Oakland police)

Police said one individual seen in the images is a black woman between 18 and 25 years old, between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-6, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds, wearing a multi-colored jacket and gray pants. The other individual is described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrest. They are asking anyone with information to call 510-238-7230.

Earlier: Fairfax man killed before Google interview


-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | July 22, 2010; 7:05 AM ET
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Comments

Tragic. Someone searching for a JOB gets murdered by thugs who DON'T WANT TO WORK. Let's hope they get caught soon and put away forever.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | July 22, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Is it me or does it seem weird to go to the dentist at 11:30PM?

Posted by: DaleGribble | July 22, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Who goes to the dentist at 11.;30 at night? Hope they catch this scum

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | July 22, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Oakland is in trouble now with too many hoodlums hanging out everywhere in the city. The mayor can't do anything about it; he just bullshit all the times when he's on TV, the OPD got to do something about it. Oakland is sucks.

Posted by: KungLao | July 24, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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