Antonio was shot and killed instantly around 1046pm on December 4, 2009. His 15-year-old brother, who was in the truck with him, was shot in the hip. The brothers were hit by gunfire as they sat in a truck outside their home on 9432 Sunnyside St, Oakland, California.
Oakland police Sgt. Jim Rullamas says that “the boys’ 39-year-old uncle, who was outside the home, also was wounded in the gunfire.” The uncle is the mother’s brother.
Two gunmen approached while the brothers were talking to their uncle, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
The suspects opened fire without saying a word to the victims. Antonio was pronounced dead at the scene. His brother and uncle were taken to Highland Hospital.
Antonio was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. He had an open casket ceremony. In attendance were many teenagers. His high school friends had all come to say goodbye.
Antonio was called “Chato” by his dad and “Fat Ant” by his friends. He was known for his smile and outgoing personality. “He loved taking photos, and dozens of his friends arrived at the service with shirts, sweaters and jackets imprinted with images of him taken during happy times. One teenage boy had “R.I.P. Fat Ant” shaved into the hair on the back of his head.”
Antonio had a very close relationship to both his parents and siblings. According to the papers, there were plans to become a doctor and he was in a high school with a focus on leadership,
According to the newspaper articles that I found, authorities said that around 1045pm Antonio had just parked the truck outside his mom’s house. They had been to their dad’s house to do laundry.
One article said that there were two gunmen, another paper said multiple. So, I am not sure whether there were only two shooters. The murder weapons were pistols.
The shooters got out of a van. Whether that van pulled up or was already parked nearby, is unclear. I have not found any identifiers for that van either such as make, model, year, or license plate. The gunmen walked over to Antonio’s truck. And then, without a word, they started shooting. I have not found any articles referring to witnesses or suspect sketches.
Oakland Sergeant Rullamas is quoted saying: “As far as we know they didn’t do anything to provoke this.” In the Lompoc Record I found that “the boys appear to be good kids who attended mass with their mother earlier.”
There are no suspects, no arrests. Police believe this shooting is gang related. However, neither Antonio nor his brother were gang members.
Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers offer reward up to $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information, please call police at 510 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510 777-8572 or 510 777-3211.
Rest in peace, Antonio Nunez Jr.
If you scroll down on the resources page, you see a lot of meeting minutes. You need to type “unsolved homicides” in the search box to find their unsolved cases. As you can see, Antonio’s case is not listed there and the page has not been updated since September 2018.
If you have links to other newspaper articles, let me know.