OAKLAND -- A 37-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing another man in a house in East Oakland last month.

Steven Buggs, who was on parole at the time of the killing, is charged in connection with the slaying of Lester Young, 34, of Oakland, police said.

Police investigators said Buggs mistakenly believed that Young -- a friend since childhood -- was having an affair with his girlfriend while he was serving time in prison for assault with a firearm.

Buggs was released from prison in February.

Police said the two men had an argument early in the day on Sept. 21. At about 6:45 p.m., Buggs went to Young's home in the 1800 block of Commerce Way and shot him when he opened the door. Young was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Buggs was arrested Oct. 3 for a parole violation and over the last three weeks investigators built their case against him.

The Alameda County District Attorney's office charged him with murder and several enhancements, including a gun clause. He is also charged with violating his parole. Buggs remains in custody at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on a no bail hold.

The homicide was Oakland's 87th of the year.

Anyone with additional information can call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.

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