The Livermore Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a teenage boy Monday night near a fast-food restaurant in the Peppertree Plaza Shopping Center.
At approximately 9:25 p.m. on Monday, Livermore police officers responded to 985 E. Stanley Blvd., where a 16-year-old boy had been shot in the abdomen by a male suspect.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later “succumbed to his injuries some time during the early morning hours on July 9,” Sgt. Steve Goard told the Weekly. Police are not releasing the victim's name but a post on the Livermore High School football team's Facebook page identified him as Emanuel Moseby, a student and member of the school's junior varsity football team.
According to Goard, there was a “verbal altercation” between the victim and suspect before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. It is unknown exactly what the two were arguing about.
“At this point in the investigation, we know they knew each other but have no idea if it was an ongoing feud,” Goard said.
Detectives have identified their suspect as Jorge Luis Tellez, 21, of Livermore; Tellez has a “minor criminal history” including a prior arrest for assault with a deadly weapon, according to Goard.
The police department SWAT team served Tellez’s residence with a search warrant early Tuesday morning but could not find him. An arrest warrant has been issued for Tellez, who is still outstanding and wanted for murder.
Tellez is described as a Hispanic male, 21 years old, 5-foot-6, approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police said that Tellez “should be considered armed and dangerous.”
Anyone who sees Tellez should notify law enforcement. If you have any information about this shooting, call the Livermore Police Tip-Line at (925) 371-4790. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so. You may also submit tips to the Livermore Police Department’s You and Blue Tip Line at https://youandblue.org/LPD424/cases/homicide-investigation-19-4137.