- Zain Qureishi, 24, of Union City was additionally charged on Nov. 17 with attempted robbery, possession of an assault weapon and evading a police officer.
A South Asian man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting a person in the Niles District area of Fremont, California, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Zain Qureishi, 24, of Union City, who was arrested earlier this month was additionally charged on Nov. 17 with attempted robbery, possession of an assault weapon and evading a police officer, the DA said.
After shooting the person on Nov. 12, in the Niles District area of Fremont, Qureishi fled the scene in a vehicle. He was reported by witnesses to have gone south on Mission Boulevard. Fremont police officers located the vehicle, and a pursuit was initiated. Qureishi then crashed into a building near Ohlone College. Police recovered the gun used in the crime.
Before the attempted robbery, Qureishi had reportedly contacted the victim claiming to be a photographer. The two set up a meeting at Niles Community Park. Qureishi attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint, a struggle ensued, and the victim was shot in the stomach. He then puts the gun to the victim’s head and fled shortly after.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound and is expected to survive, news reports said, citing the Fremont police spokesperson.