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Suspect Involved in December Bayfair Center Shooting Arrested in Texas

Jacob Travenia was arrested by officers with the San Antonio Police Department and will be extradited back to California, according to police.

A former Oakland resident was arrested in Texas last week after investigators identified the man as a suspect in the mall shooting from December. 

[Related article: UPDATE: Bayfair Mall Shooting; One Injured, Police Search for Shooter]

According to a Nixle Alert sent out by San Leandro Police, Jacob Travenia was arrested by police officials in Texas and will be extradited back to California. A woman who police say was harboring Travenia was also arrested. 

Read the full Nixle Alert for details:

On 12/20/13, a shooting occurred at the Bayfair Center in San Leandro. The victim was transported to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to our arrival and we distributed a press release summarizing the incident. 

Our investigators have worked tirelessly on this case developing leads and working with other law enforcement agencies. Our investigators were successful in identifying the shooting suspect as Jacob Travenia and they developed information that he may be living in San Antonio Texas.

Our Detectives were able to confirm his whereabouts with local authorities and we obtained an arrest warrant for Travenia for attempted murder. Our detectives also determined Travenia was staying with a female associate Brandy Halsell. Our staff shared this information with investigators from the San Antonio Police Department. 

On 02/11/14, members of the San Antonio Police Department located and arrested Travenia for the December Bayfair Center shooting. Halsell was with Travenia and she was arrested for harboring a wanted felon (Travenia). 

Travenia and Halsell will soon be extradited back to California where they will be formally arraigned. 

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “This was a senseless act that occurred in a parking lot during holiday shopping. Our detectives were determined to identify the suspect and hold him accountable for his actions. This would not have been possible without the cooperation of several other law enforcement agencies.” 

Ken Briggs February 20, 2014 at 09:32 AM
lets hope the courts will give him a few years behind bars and have him learn a new trade before he is let out .

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