EXCLUSIVE: Family demands change after Uber driver Kon ‘Patrick’ Fung is shot and killed in Oakland


OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Just two days after the daytime shooting of 52-year-old Uber driver Kon “Patrick” Fung, his family is sharing their heartbreaking story in hopes it will lead to solutions to the gun violence in Oakland.

Judy, who asks that only her English first name be used, explained through an interpreter how a matter of seconds changed her life forever. Judy was Fung’s partner for five years.

“She’s even scared to leave her house and she can’t sleep,” the performer said. “The whole incident happened in less than five seconds. During that time, she lost her boyfriend.”

The surveillance video is stunning and disturbing.

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Two people in hoodies can be seen approaching Fung’s car as he waited during his driving shift. The suspects are heard telling Patrick to get out. When he fails to do so, a shot is fired and the young men flee.

“I’m so scared,” Judy said in Mandarin. “I dare not go out. I just think of him dying.”

Judy was shopping in Oakland’s Chinatown on the morning of the crime. It was her son who heard the shot and alerted the rest of the family to what had happened.

Oakland police call it an attempted robbery.

Judy describes her partner as “a hard worker” and went on to say, “He even works on Sundays. It was because of his work, his hard work, that he was killed. »

His house is close to Little Saigon. ABC7 News was there last month as dozens of business owners spoke about the crime plaguing their neighborhoods and nearby Asian-dominated areas.

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“Why us? We work hard. We go to work, we pay our bills, but why are we being targeted over and over again? This needs to stop,” Judy said, wiping the tears from her face.

Through her interpreter, she reiterated the need for increased support from the city.

“She wants more help from the city patrolling the neighborhood. She needs more resources to make sure the safety of this neighborhood is protected. She’s asking for help in catching the two attackers to bring them to justice as soon as possible,” the interpreter said. .

It’s the same reason why Fung’s brother, Ivan, is also speaking out. He hopes this is the wake-up call to bring about change.

“Gun control. There is far too much gun violence. If the government can put restrictions on gun control in place, it will help our society,” Ivan said.

The Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council — whose president, Steward Chen, helped translate for Judy and Ivan — is helping with a GoFundMe to pay for funeral costs.

The Oakland Police Department has released video footage of the incident in hopes the community can help identify those wanted in connection with the shooting death of Fung, who was shot on July 17 just after 11 a.m. at the 2000 block of 13th Avenue.

OPD and CrimeStoppers of Oakland announced a reward of up to $12,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Watch the full video here.

If you know these people or have information about this case, please contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

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