California felon wanted for murder fatally shot by Amtrak Police

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Jamar Jason Taylor Death – Obituary : Three days prior to Jamar Jason Taylor was shot and killed by Amtrak police in a rush-hour shootout inside Union Station, the convicted felon was reportedly caught on camera carrying out a fatal shooting in northern California, court records shows.

33-year-old Taylor, of San Leandro, California, had gotten on an Amtrak train from his home state Tuesday, the same day a warrant was issued for his arrest for a murder in nearby Oakland, according to court documents obtained.

A document for probable cause, filed Tuesday in Alameda County, California, shows that Taylor was sought in the fatal shooting Saturday in Oakland.

According to reports, Oakland police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 8800 block of International Boulevard and found someone suffering from a gunshot wound that proved fatal, the document states.

Officers ultimately recovered “clear high definition” video surveillance footage of Taylor and a “suspect vehicle,” according to the document for probable cause.

The warrant disclosed that Taylor was being sought for murder, illegally possessing a gun as a felon and a host of other allegations. He was on probation at the time of his death, according to reports.

Taylor already had one strike under California law, according to the warrant, meaning he had already been convicted of a heinous felony. His previous convictions included making criminal threats, attempted grand theft person, second-degree commercial burglary and driving under the influence, according to the warrant.

Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, stated a law enforcement agency in California alerted Amtrak Police that Taylor was headed to Chicago on a train from northern California and that he was wanted on multiple warrants, including the one for murder.