Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND -- A 17-year-old boy, whose mother has been convicted of her role in another killing, will be prosecuted as an adult in the fatal shooting March 3 of a man in West Oakland, authorities said Wednesday.

Lilron Jones is awaiting extradition from Las Vegas and has been charged with murder in the death of Elijah Allen, 18, who was fatally shot at the intersection of 28th and Myrtle streets in what police believe was a gang-related killing.

Other suspects are being sought.

Police said Jones and Allen knew each other from West Oakland and that Allen was shot about 11 a.m. March 3 as he approached a car with Jones and others inside. He died later at a hospital.

Sgt. Mike Gantt said police were able to identify Jones as a suspect based on witnesses' statements and video surveillance gathered from the area.

Jones fled to a relative's home in Las Vegas shortly after the shooting -- either fearing he would be caught if he stayed in Oakland or retaliated against for the killing, authorities said.

Police were able to learn where Jones was in Las Vegas and contacted the Las Vegas Area Criminal Apprehension Team, made up of local police and FBI agents, who arrested Jones at the relative's home on April 9. Jones is expected to be returned to Oakland on Friday.

Authorities confirmed Jones' mother is Althea Housley, 36, facing a 15-year prison term when she is sentenced May 14. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to voluntary manslaughter and several robberies.

The manslaughter conviction stems from her role in a July 18, 2010, fatal shooting and robbery of Google applicant Jinghong Kang, 45, of Virginia, slain on Webster Street in downtown Oakland where he had gone to see a dentist. Housley, who was arrested July 24, 2010, got the plea deal that resulted in the 15-year sentence for agreeing to testify against George Huggins, 26, her then-boyfriend, whom she was with when he robbed Kang of $17 before fatally shooting him.

The month before, the pair was also involved in other robberies and a nonfatal shooting and Housley testified against Huggins in those cases as well.

Huggins, who was arrested July 26, 2010, was convicted by a jury March 20 of first-degree murder, the special circumstance of murder during a robbery in the Kang case, two robberies and an attempted robbery. He is expected to receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole in prison when he is sentenced June 3.