Arrests made in fatal shooting last summer in Union City

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

UNION CITY — Three men were arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a 38-year-old Union City man last summer, according to authorities.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2023, at 33550 7th St. in Union City. Officers arrived to find the victim — identified as Michael McNack — suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

On Thursday, authorities served search and arrest warrants at three locations in Hayward, San Jose and Fairfield, the Union City Police Department said in a news release Friday.

Authorities arrested three men — identified as Erik Anthony Harding, 39, of Hayward, Joseph Rosales, 31, of San Jose, and Wilbert Ard, 37, of Fairfield — on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, according to police. Harding and Rosales were booked into Santa Rita Jail and Ard into Solano County Jail.

Five firearms were also seized at the locations.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information related to the case can contact Detective Andrew Smith at 510-675-5268 or

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.