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Livermore homicide: Suspect still at-large, police seek 'potential witness' in case

Slain teen 'always had a smile on his face ... loved by everyone around him'

Livermore police are working to identify a "potential witness" to a local teen's murder on Monday night in the Peppertree Plaza Shopping Center.

On Thursday morning, the Livermore Police Department shared a photo of a white, newer-model Volkswagen Beetle vehicle spotted near the crime scene Monday evening that they hope to find as they continue investigating the shooting death of former Livermore High football player Emanuel Moseby.

"We are continuing to follow up on leads and there no new developments as of yet," Sgt. Steve Goard told the Weekly, except for "a picture of a possible witness vehicle from the night of the homicide" that police are trying to track down.

The unidentified driver of the white VW automobile is believed to be "a potential witness to the crime," according to Goard, because "the car was in the drive-thru when the homicide occurred and could not pull out because the homicide scene prevented people from driving through the drive-thru." Goard said he's not sure if the driver saw anything but is hopeful they did and will contact Livermore detectives.

Police are still searching for the suspect, 21-year-old Jorge Luis Tellez of Livermore, who is wanted for the murder of 16-year-old Moseby, who was fatally shot in the abdomen at approximately 9:25 p.m. Monday near the Taco Bell restaurant at 985 E. Stanley Blvd. The teen was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, where he died later from his injuries sometime in the early morning on Tuesday.

According to police, there was a verbal altercation of an unclear nature before Tellez pulled out a gun and shot Moseby. The suspect and victim were reportedly acquainted, although police are not certain what they argued about. A search of Tellez's home early Tuesday morning turned up no signs of the suspect, who police say has a criminal history that include allegations of assault with a deadly weapon.

Tellez is described as a Hispanic male, 21 years old, 5-foot-6, approximately 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities said he "should be considered armed and dangerous."

This week, the Livermore High community has been mourning the loss of Moseby, a former junior varsity football player who "always had a smile on his face" and was "loved by everyone around him." In a Facebook post, LHS football coaches said Moseby--also known by his nickname "Ace" -- "had moved on from LHS earlier this year, but not before leaving his mark on those who knew him."

"Emanuel is remembered as being a team player who loved his family, playing football, his teammates and his friends," they said. "More importantly, Emanuel was loved by everyone around him including all of the coaches on our staff, his teammates, family and friends."

A GoFundMe memorial fund has been set up in Moseby's name with more than $7,000 raised as of Thursday afternoon. Donations will go towards funeral services and scholarships for fellow students.

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.

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