24-year-old George Hugguins was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of robbing and fatally shooting Kang, based on a tipster who recognized his girlfriend, Althea Housley, in surveillance video released by police:
George Hugguins, 24, of Oakland was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of robbing Jinghong Kang, 45, and then fatally shooting him, police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.Utterly senseless. Police also believe Housely and Hugguins are responsible for a similar robbery-shooting that happened last month, when a male victim was robbed of his car keys and shot. Hopefully this means justice for Jinghong Kang and his family. More here: Second suspect arrested in Oakland homicide of Virginia man.
A surveillance video showed Hugguins and his girlfriend, Althea Housley of Oakland, walking together on the 1900 block of Webster Street just minutes before the July 18 killing, police said. A tipster recognized Housley, 33, who was arrested Saturday on Curtis Street in West Oakland on suspicion of murder and robbery. On Monday, a citizen recognized Hugguins in the same block and held him until police arrived, authorities said.
Kang, a father of three sons from Fairfax, Va., had gotten his teeth cleaned earlier in the evening and had returned to his rental car with a dental hygienist when he was shot, police said. His dental appointment was in advance of a job interview that had been scheduled for the next day at Google in Mountain View, police said.
Hugguins demanded money and pulled the trigger after Kang handed over $17, police said. The hygienist was not hurt.