OAKLAND -- A Hayward man has been charged with murder in the Christmas Day fatal shooting of an acquaintance in West Oakland, police said Wednesday.

Investigators credited assistance from the community with providing information that led to the arrest and charging of Anthony Boyd, 27, in the killing Ronnie Lewis, 32, of Oakland. Lewis was fatally shot the afternoon of Dec. 25, 2012 at the intersection of 24th and Chestnut streets.

Boyd is also charged with shooting into an unoccupied vehicle Jan. 5 in the same area. No one was injured.

Officer Rob Rosin said Boyd has denied shooting Lewis.

Rosin said the two men knew each other and had gotten into an argument that resulted in the shooting. Rosin declined to say what the argument was about.

People who witnessed the shooting and who knew and liked Lewis came forward and provided information that led to Boyd being identified as the suspect, Rosin said. "A lot of people came forward to help," he said.

A probable cause warrant was issued for Boyd's arrest and he was taken into custody Saturday in Hayward by a joint Oakland Police and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Of the arrest Rosin said "It's nice to bring some closure to (Lewis') family who lost a loved one on a holiday."



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