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April 13, 2012 > Arrests in murder of 14-year-old Vernon Eddins

Arrests in murder of 14-year-old Vernon Eddins

Submitted By Rhea Serran

Union City Police have a major development in the fatal shooting of 14-year-old, James Logan High School student Vernon Eddins in front of Barnard-White Middle School on December 21, 2007.

Six men were charged on April 5, 2012 with gang-related murder by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office: Robert Yim (21), Eric Anthony Camacho (21), Jovencio Luis Camacho (22), Richard Antonio Corona (21), Alexis Alfonso Pamiroyan (22) and Derek Justin Rodriguez (23). The District Attorney's Office will charge the suspects under a felony murder charge.

"This is a tremendous advancement in our efforts to control violence in the community," stated Mayor Mark Green.

"I am pleased at the progress made to bring closure to the victim's family and to the community. I commend Union City Police for their resolve," added Councilwoman Emily Duncan.

"I am glad the accused are now in custody and are being charged," said Vice Mayor Pat Gacoscos. "Finally, justice is served; a tremendous relief for Vernon Eddins' family."

The arrests were made in an investigative operation by Union City Police Department, Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force, with other assisting agencies. The investigation is on-going and additional details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with additional information related to this case should call the Union City Police Department tip line at (510) 675-5207 or e-mail

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