April 13, 2024
Terri Perry, 30, was charged with murder in the death of 57-year-old Alphonso Clark.

OAKLAND — A city resident has been charged with murder, robbery, and gun possession in the Sept. 10 shooting death of a 57-year-old in-care boarding home patient, court records show.

Terri Maurice Perry, 30, of Oakland, was charged with murdering 57-year-old Alphonso Clark, robbing the home where Clark lived with his caregiver, and two felony counts of illegal gun possession, court records show. His arraignment has been set for Tuesday.

Perry was identified through surveillance video and other evidence, then confessed when he was arrested on Sept. 27, police said.

Clark was shot and killed Sept. 10, inside a home on the 1700 block of 11th Street in Oakland. Police at the time said he was shot multiple times after attempting to stop a robbery in progress at the residence.

The robbery allegedly showed up to the care home at 6 p.m. Police say that the caregiver received a call from an unrecognized number asking her to open the front door to the residence. Before she could say yes or no, Clark opened the door to the man, who pulled a gun and demanded valuable. When Clark rushed at the robber, he was shot multiple times, police said.

Police said in court papers that Perry was identified as a suspect through “surveillance footage, witness statements, cell phone data, and witness photo lineup,” as well as crime scene evidence. Police believe they recovered the firearm used to kill Clark, during a Sept. 27 search of Perry’s home.

After Perry was arrested at his home, he “elected to speak with investigators and confessed to the shooting,” police said in court records.

Authorities haven’t said whether they believe the house was targeted randomly for robbery or if Perry had a connection to one or both of the victims.

Perry is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, court records show.

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