Community Mourns Death of Otaez’ Owner; Police Seek Information


Alamedans, residents of Oakland’s Fruitvale district and other East Bay community members (some shown above during a rally) continue to mourn the loss of Jesus Chuy Campos, who died on Friday, April 8.

Campos led the Otaez restaurants on Webster Street in Alameda, in the nearby Fruitvale neighborhood and at the Oakland International Airport.

According to Oakland police, Campus, who walked to work every day at 5 a.m., was killed by two men in what is being described as a botched robbery near his Fruitvale restaurant.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says that merchants in the area have come together and recently announced a $30,000 award for information leading to the arrest of anyone associated with Campus’ killing. The merchants themselves are putting up $20,000 in reward money.

Police in Oakland and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are also offering up to $10,000.

Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 777-8572 or 777-3211, Quan office says.

Janet Levaux