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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Deadly Christmas Eve shooting near Lake Merritt ends Oakland murder count as fatal year

An Oakland man was shot and killed on a street near Lake Merritt on Friday night, police said. This was the 123rd criminal homicide in Oakland this year.

The police department said a report of the shootings sent officers to the 1400 block of Lakeshore Avenue just after 8:15 p.m. The department said officers found an adult male with gunshot wounds. Police said fire brigade and ambulance personnel were also sent for treatment, but the man later died in hospital.

Police said they were hiding the name of the victim, a resident of Oakland, until they informed his family members. He did not provide any further details of his investigation.

The Oakland Police Department has reported 134 murders in 2021, of which 11 were found to have been committed in self-defense, accidental or otherwise non-criminal. This is the highest total in more than a decade.

Police said Friday was a violent day in the East Bay community, with reports of other shootings, armed robbery and carjacking. In one incident, he said, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of 98th Avenue in East Oakland just before 4:30 p.m. after a report that a man was pointing a gun at another resident.

Police said after they arrived, the armed man pointed his gun at the police and physically assaulted an officer, and one of the officers pointed his gun at the man, but he missed. The police department said that during the investigation of police firing, that officer has been removed from duty with pay as per the policy of the city. Police did not publicly identify the officer or the armed attacker.

The rise in violent crime was cited by Mayor Libby Schaaf and a city council majority this month in the approval of two new police academies and the recruitment of 60 more officers for a police force, which has fallen to 676, They have the least total in the maximum. a decade.

Bob Agelko is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected]

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