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Slain Robbery Suspect Had Gun, Police Say

Kibrom Bairu, 18, of Hayward died after being shot during a robbery at the Gold N Treasures on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

The man who was shot in a robbery attempt at the  on Wednesday, then later died, was 18-year-old Kibrom Bairu of Hayward, San Ramon police said.

Bairu was one of four suspects who attempted to rob the jewelry store at about 4:35 p.m. Bairu was making threatening statements and was the only suspect brandishing a firearm when he was shot once. After being wounded, he left the store and collapsed on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

Responding officers arrested Bairu and he was taken to , where he later died.

San Ramon police have yet to release who shot Bairu, just saying it was a man inside the store. There were store employees and a customer in the Gold N Treasures at the time of the robbery.

The others suspects reportedly fled in a 1990s white sedan and are still being sought by police, Police Chief Scott Holder said.

The case is still under investigation and San Ramon police ask if anyone has any information to call them at 925-973-2700.

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VP Cheney May 31, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Julie, I am not celebrating the death of anyone. I can not remember ever celebrating the death of a person in my whole life. ( will maybe Osama Husain ) That being said I do feel strongly about the rights we should keep as US Citizens. God Bless the families of all involved. P.S. Does this make me a bad person? I think not.
Amanda May 31, 2012 at 09:24 PM
That is utterly ridiculous! WOW! Nice world we live in now!
jbell May 31, 2012 at 09:56 PM
thank your counties (contra and alameda) for low income housing, section 8 and BART! have you been to stoneridge lately!! just a matter of time before the same thing happens there! one more gang member off the street!
Renae Wilber May 31, 2012 at 11:02 PM
When you rob, with obvious intent (brandishing a firearm) to harm someone, then you gamble with your life. In protecting my family, myself, or my home, I would have done the same. However, I think it is a shame that people in my community want to brand (510) as bad and (925) as good. There is plenty of white collar crime happening right here in San Ramon...every single day. Embezzlement (yes there's lots of it) runs rampant in our little leagues, our fundraisers, our children's school dances...our City....but we white wash it, give the perpetrators community service, and sweep it under our beautiful rolling hills' area code. I am sad for everybody involved, the grieving family of this boy, the boy, the owner of the jewelry store, and his family. Society has failed many of our children who never stood a chance in the first place...by sheer failure to be born into the right family, neighborhood, or bank accounts; and instead of wondering where we went wrong, we use it as a means to perpetuate hatred and reinforce our imagined distinction between the "have's" and the "have nots." What a shame.
tom925 May 31, 2012 at 11:10 PM
This is the ugly truth. I heard about this incident and the first thing that came to my mind was thugs from Oakland were involved. The odds that a black male was involved in a homicide in San Ramon or Danville is VERY high. People wish to pretend that wea re all the same yet if we are honest and look at the cold hard facts at crimes stats and race we will begin too see the math. The percentage of young black males in this are is VERY low. The test scores in the schools is very high. The amount of deaths by homicide in this area is VERY low. The percenatge of young black males involved in these is VERY high.
tom925 May 31, 2012 at 11:48 PM
While it is quite true we 925 folks have our crime, there is NO comparison between violent crime and property crime. If you are ever a victim of violent crime or are a family member of someone that is you would understand this. I certainly hope you never experience this as I have happy to say I have not. Also you are quite mistaken in trying to use haves and have nots. If you value crime statistics then you know this. It is far less about being poor than polite company wishes to discuss but if we as a society are ever to face this and consider solution we must confront some non pc reality.
tom925 May 31, 2012 at 11:52 PM
remember this: http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=2982
Tiffany T June 01, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Tom you couldn't be more wrong!!! You should look up statistics. Not only here but all over the country!!! Every race commits crimes. No race is immune to crime!! I can say all white people go on killing sprees or are serial killers because I don't know very many other races that have!!!
Tiffany T June 01, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Wanted to also say its what the media portrays. The media tends to skew lots of news. You should check out the documentary "what do black men think". It will be an eye opener.
Tom June 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Not all crime is equal can we agree on that? I am talking about violent crime. Of course all races kill and do these awful things but NOT at the same rate. Do you really wish to debate this?
Tom June 01, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Looking at DOJ crime stats is also an eye opnener: http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/offenses/expanded_information/data/shrtable_03.html raw numbers
Mr.G June 01, 2012 at 03:02 AM
This "boy" is 19 and an adult. I hope that the press will not start showing the picture of him as a 14 year old and referring to him as a boy.
Don_94583 June 01, 2012 at 04:05 AM
test
Ed June 01, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Kimberly, the owner of that store is a friend of mine and I thank God he, his family and employees are alright. Save the "this isnt a movie" crap for any other thugs that force good people to do things they would prefer not to to save themselves and others. They and you should realize it is real life and the thug called it on himself. Just be happy natural selection works.
Ann June 01, 2012 at 07:18 AM
Do you not remember when he said "if I had a son he would look like trayvon"
GiantsDad June 02, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Renae, thank you very much for your enlightening comments.
WC Williams June 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Kimberly, I completely agree with you, but Ed cited the reason for the cycle of primitive hatred and violence: "god".
Mr.G June 03, 2012 at 01:26 AM
-just one comment. Realize that many robbers use replica guns or guns that are unloaded in the commission of their crime. Unfortunately, the victim has little choice but to consider it a lethal threat and is forced to take action accordingly. The bottom line is the firearm is often used to intimidate and may have nothing to do with wanting to harm anything. Regardless, it earned this man a death sentence.
Pacific Shores Wildlife June 03, 2012 at 06:33 AM
it is such a trip visiting the FB pages of perps and deceased perps, to see the idiotic things they and their friends say, leading up to the criminal act... just think of all the stuff they did where they didn't get caught.. but seriously, getting a window into their world of slang and calling each other the N word and glamourizing thug life is extremely entertaining...sad, but entertaining
Pacific Shores Wildlife June 03, 2012 at 06:44 AM
Yes, because we all know that making "mean" comments is so much worse than four people walking into a store to hold up the innocent proprietor! You find it in yourself to call a commenter "bad" but can only muster a "wrong that he did" for the GUY WITH THE GUN.. what a world to live in! We are all better off with this guy having assumed room temperature.
Pacific Shores Wildlife June 03, 2012 at 06:45 AM
As Do I! That was a really dumb comment Jugears made...
Pacific Shores Wildlife June 03, 2012 at 06:50 AM
oh brother....
Elijha Woods June 08, 2012 at 09:23 PM
finally a intelectually empathetic comment that isn't imbued with bigotry and ignorant stereotypes from yuppie godless lames. I got news for you simpletons!....the bad guy is not the kid knocking off the jewlery store as much as it is the society which conditions him to behave in such a manner........(s.r.p.d. chupas mi pito blanco)
Renae Wilber June 09, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Thanks GiantsDad....here's a link that everyone should watch, at least once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76BboyrEl48
bjl510 June 10, 2012 at 01:28 PM
"WOW" are you serious? dont act like white people dont kill. For GOD sakes, did you forget WW1 & 2?? yea i know i know we wont go there, nor will i go in dept about all the whites who become mass murders, going into post offices & jack in the boxes killing everybody. O yea i cant forget the white women who kill their kids!! you also mention section 8 and BART. What do that mean? nothing i guess because you have white people who have it all and still end up killing their wife or husband.
Janice P Ellis June 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
The REAL ugly truth, tom925, is that you can preach your black male statistics until the cows in the lovely hills of San Ramon come home, but, there is no justification for stereotyping. Not every young black male glorifies the thug lifestyle. Many are striving to earn college degrees or attending trade schools as they strive to grow up to have honest, productive lives. No one is just a race - we are all individuals and we all deserve to be treated as such. You can't take a race of people, throw them in a box and slap a label on them. We are all unique. Nice try, but, the tired old argument of "...well, I HAVE to stereotype; just look at the statistics!" just doesn't fly. There is a lot of good in people that you will absolutely miss by stereotyping. I'm a perfect example of that. Your eyes are open, but, you don't see.
Janice P Ellis June 10, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Thanks for the link, Renae! I agree, everyone SHOULD watch this. It's so very easy to make assumptions about people based on anything except who each of us really is. I'm not saying that attempting to do so isn't always a challenge, but, I've always believed that stereotyping is just a short, very slippery slope to being a full blown racist. Hate is not the reason we were created. And, racism is actually just a specific form of hate.
Sidnee Marie June 10, 2012 at 04:53 PM
He said LOOKED LIKE--not acted like. Big difference.
Nadja Adolf June 28, 2012 at 09:25 PM
It isn't racism to tell the truth. And the truth is that between the drug laws and the welfare system, Black people are worse off now than they were in the 1950s. Whites aren't doing much better; in the 1960s, there was real concern in the Black community over an illegitimacy rate of 23% - the same rate now found in Whites. The simple reality, not much approved by feminists and fans of Murphy Brown, is that young Black men lack responsible male role models AKA as fathers in the house. Who has time to be a male model for the young Black male born out of wedlock? The thugs hanging out on the corner who practice Faganism and use minors to commit acts that would result in serious jail time for adults. Who is to blame for this? We can quit blaming allegedly privileged White males and deal with the fact that so-called Black leaders encourage welfare dependency rather than demanding meaningful changes for Black communities. One sees riots in the street over dead thugs; and no mention at all of decent young Black men killed by thugs. Politicians of all hues and religions do ghetto walks before elections, walking around money gets distributed, and the speeches focus on obtaining bigger welfare checks and more free health care. No one ever suggests booting school administrations that fail to teach - or imprisoning adult males who impregnate young teenage girls.
Nadja Adolf June 28, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Lets look at Oakland, where a school administrator announced that so-called "Black English" should be taught and used in the schools. The really, really, really funny thing about this is that "Black English" was a result of strict racial school and housing segregation in Northern and other urban areas. If one listens to the old WPA recordings, one finds that Black people in the 1930s who lived in less segregated areas sounded just like the White folks down the road. Bill Cosby had it right - you can't be a doctor if you can't speak grammatical English, either Basic or Standard. And it would be really nice if our idiot politicians quit justifying thug life among "People of Color" (formerly known as 'Colored people" - which only goes to show that liberal politicians still think everyone looks alike - Africans, AmerIndians, American Blacks, Chicanos, Tejanos, and new immigration Asians).

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