OAKLAND -- A man has been charged with murder in the March 5 fatal shooting of a longtime friend in the East Oakland neighborhood where the victim used to live, authorities said Tuesday.

Jonathan J. Rhone, 30, of Oakland, was charged Monday with killing Jacob Velasquez, 24, in the 2500 block of 11th Avenue near Bella Vista Elementary School.

Police said Velasquez, a security guard at a hospital who lived in another part of Oakland, was shot multiple times inside an SUV that belonged to a friend of Rhone and left on the sidewalk. Velasquez had also lived in Dublin.

Officer Phong Tran said the motive for the killing was a personal dispute between the two, possibly over a woman. He said the men had been friends for more than 10 years.

Police learned soon after the shooting that the two men had been together shortly before Velasquez was shot.

Rhone was questioned March 6 but was not charged then and was later released while police built their case against him. He was arrested March 21 at a Newark motel after police obtained more evidence against him.

Tran said Rhone tried to blame someone else for the shooting. But he did admit that after the shooting he cleaned the SUV of blood and disposed of expended shell casings, police said.

Besides the murder count, Rhone is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful firearm activity by someone convicted of domestic violence. Authorities said Rhone has a prior felony conviction in 2006 for possession of marijuana and the misdemeanor domestic violence conviction in 2012 for which he is on probation.

He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail.