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Man in Elk Grove arrested in road-rage killing of Oakland mother

Perla Avina, 30, of Oakland
Perla Avina, 30, of Oakland

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Elk Grove in connection with the road-rage death of a woman in Oakland.

Carl Stephen Dubose, 20, of Oakland was taken into custody at a residence in the 6900 block of March Way in Elk Grove.

He is suspected in the shooting death of Perla Avina, 30, of Oakland. She was a passenger in a car on 98th Avenue in Oakland at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when she was shot.

The Oakland Tribune reported that the mother of four was returning home from a market with her husband when another driver took issue with the way her husband was driving and fired shots into the couple’s car.

Oakland police called Elk Grove police about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday after finding out that the suspected shooter was in the Elk Grove home, where he was arrested.

SWAT officers, a hostage negotiation team and other officers converged on the residence occupied by adults and children. Everyone exited peacefully, Elk Grove police Officer Christopher Trim said.

Dubose was later transferred to Oakland police custody and taken to the Bay Area.

Oakland police Officer Frank Bonifacio said Thursday that police believe they have recovered the gun used in the shooting and the car driven by Dubose.

Bonifacio said that investigators are probably still trying to sort out why Dubose came to the Sacramento area.

“Carl Dubose, the only person we believe responsible for Perla Avina’s death, is now in custody awaiting formal charges,” Bonifacio said. “He has been arrested for her homicide.”

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.