Oakland police have recently released photos of two persons of interest in connection with the shooting death of Matheus Gaidos, a 27-year-old man who was killed while delivering flowers in Oakland’s Koreatown. The incident that led to the young man’s untimely death occurred on June 21st. Gaidos’ parents are devastated by the loss of their son and are pleading for justice.
Oakland police have released photos of two persons of interest in the homicide of Matheus Gaidos, a delivery man who was shot and killed while delivering flowers in Oakland’s Koreatown. The shooting occurred near an apartment building on Telegraph Avenue. Surveillance footage shows a man walking two dogs and confronting Gaidos, leading to an altercation and the fatal shooting.
Gaidos’ parents, Antonio Gaidos and Isabel Martines, shared that their son left Brazil five years ago in search of a safer life in the United States. He had been living in the Bay Area for three years and was working as a delivery driver. Gaidos’ mother had planned to visit him in September, as he always greeted her with flowers upon her arrival. Tragically, Gaidos was on a call with a friend in Brazil when the incident occurred. The friend overheard Gaidos say “nice dog” before the call was interrupted by chaotic noise.
Antonio Gaidos described his son’s dream of starting a family and emphasized that Matheus came to the United States for a better life.
The Oakland Police Department is urging anyone with information about the persons of interest to come forward. In an effort to encourage cooperation, OPD and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering a significant reward of up to $10,000. This reward will be given in exchange for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the individuals involved.
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