Arrest made in 29-year-old cold case murder of Shu Ming Tang

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s office announced Thursday an arrest in the 1993 murder at a store in San Carlos, south of San Francisco.

The San Mateo Daily Journal reported the arrest of Rayna Hoffman-Ramos, 61, for the arrest of Shu Ming Tang.

It happened at the Devonshire Little Store which NBC Bay Area describes as a mom-and-pop grocery store where a female shooter shot Tang once in a chest in a “robbery gone wrong.”

Officers located the suspect in Oklahoma.

The store remains open under a different owner, Chung Sun, who still has newspaper clippings of the incident.

“This gentleman never never did (a) bad thing to any other people,” Sun said to ABC7. He still has questions about exactly what took place.

“What happened 30 years ago, what (did she do)?” Sun asked about the suspect.

Authorities thankied Tang’s family and say they informed them in person about the arrest

So far authorities aren’t saying much about how they connected Hoffman-Ramos to the murder.

“Part of the purpose of a cold case unit is to have a fresh perspective and utilize more updated information management systems. That’s basically one of the reasons we were led back to Rayna,” San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jacob Trickett said at a news conference, the Daily Journal reported.

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