By Tim Johns, June 24, 2023
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A 19-year-old has been charged with the death of an Oakland baker who was dragged by a car during a robbery attempt in February, according to police.
Authorities say Ishmael Burch was driving the get-away car when another person grabbed Jen Angel’s purse in downtown Oakland.
Angel was dragged 50 feet and died two days later.
Police say Burch was involved in a second robbery that same day.
We spoke with Angel’s friend.
“She loved supporting her friends and her community in difficult moments. I would often turn to her when I had questions or needed advice,” said Moira Birss.
She’s one of several people calling on local authorities to pursue an alternative to traditional prosecution.