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Police seek 4th suspect in fatal San Ramon robbery

Thursday, July 19, 2012

San Ramon police issued an arrest warrant for a fourth suspect wanted in connection with a deadly jewelry store robbery.

Michael Porter, of Hayward, is wanted on a $300,000 warrant for robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy in connection with the May 30 attempted robbery of the Gold-N-Treasures store on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

Eighteen-year-old Kibrom Bairu was shot and killed by the store owner during the robbery. Two other suspects face murder charges. Both men are being charged under the Provocative Act Doctrine where defendants can be convicted for actions that provoke a killing, even if they didn't do the killing themselves.

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