OAKLAND -- A 21-year-old security guard was charged with two counts of murder Friday for the fatal shootings Monday night of two Wingstop Restaurant employees, authorities said.

Authorities said Jamaine Gurley, of Oakland, admitted his involvement in the shootings of Jose Santa Maria, 26, and Kenneth Bradley, 22, both of Richmond, at the Wingstop on Lake Park Avenue near the Grand Lake Theater shortly before the restaurant closed Monday night.

Besides the two counts of murder, Gurley was also charged with carrying a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm. Authorities said he was not licensed to carry a firearm as a security guard.

Police said Gurley and another man they have not identified had ended their shifts as security guards at a downtown construction site and went to the restaurant to get something to eat about 11:40 p.m. Monday.

At the restaurant, the two became concerned for their safety after a brief conversation with another customer at the restaurant.

That man left but Gurley and the man with him, apparently believing the man might come back armed, took refuge in a walk-in freezer at the back of the restaurant, police said.

When the two employees came to get them to leave, Gurley, who had a pistol, shot them, killing them instantly.

Authorities said Gurley apparently shot the employees, not realizing they were not the man he had exchanged words with earlier.


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Gurley and the other man with him fled on foot, leaving their car behind in a nearby parking lot.

Gurley and his fellow security guard were identified through video surveillance and witness statements. Gurley was arrested Tuesday morning at his West Oakland home. Police are still trying to locate the other man with Gurley so they can interview him.

The customer Gurley had words with has not been identified or located. Gurley is scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Alameda County Superior Court. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail.