A 71-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in a home in Oakland Sunday morning was the father of a knife-wielding robbery suspect who had been arrested in San Francisco the day before, police said today.
Edward Tabora, a San Francisco resident, was found dead Sunday morning after San Francisco police requested a security check shortly after 11 a.m. at a home in the 10400 block of Graffian Street in Oakland.
Officers arrived at the home and found Tabora, who was pronounced dead in an apparent stabbing, Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said.
The discovery of the body came after Kristien Tabora, Edward’s son, was arrested Saturday in connection with a robbery of a store in the 2000 block of Market Street in San Francisco, according to San Francisco police Officer Boaz Mariles.
At about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Kristien Tabora apparently robbed the store at knifepoint of a pack of cigarettes and then fled, Mariles said.
A store employee pursued him and called police. Officers responded and tried to subdue Kristien Tabora, who refused to drop the knife. He was then shot with an extended-range bean bag weapon and eventually taken into custody, Mariles said.
Kristien Tabora “has a history” with San Francisco police, he said.
The arrest and subsequent questioning of Kristien Tabora led San Francisco police to contact their Oakland counterparts and request the welfare check of his father, according to Mariles. He declined to specify what Kristien Tabora said during the questioning.
Joshi said Oakland police have not identified Kristien Tabora as a suspect or a person of interest in the death of his father.