Shop owner has heart attack; teen faces murder rap
OAKLAND, Calif. – A 14-year-old California boy has been charged with murder after prosecutors say a robbery attempt led a market owner to have a fatal heart attack.
Dong Suk Kang died Tuesday after the boy tried to steal two bottles of vodka from the store in Oakland and a struggle ensued.
When the teen fled, Kang jumped in his car to give chase and lost consciousness a few blocks away. He died at a hospital.
Autopsy results are pending, but prosecutors say it appears the 57-year-old had a heart attack.
The Oakland Tribune reports that authorities filed murder and robbery charges Friday.
Alameda County prosecutor Allison Danzig says if someone dies during a violent crime, the offender is responsible for the death.
The teen's name hasn't been released.