Oakland police arrest suspected shooter
on December 13, 2010
Oakland police arrested a man allegedly involved in the non-fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Richmond man and a 14-year-old Oakland girl on Saturday in downtown Oakland.
According to an Oakland Police Department press release, police officers were dispatched to 14th Street around 11:00 pm on reports of a large crowd gathered outside a party. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a crowd of 100 people on the sidewalk and in the street.
At 11:15 pm, the officers said they heard rapid gunfire coming from the area near 12th Street and Broadway. Patrol Officers then saw a man with a gun running down Broadway and then turning onto 11th Street. They caught up with him on 11th Street and were able to recover the firearm and take the man into custody.
The officers located the two victims suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The suspect, who is an Oakland resident, told police that he shot the male victim with the intention of killing him. The Oakland Police Department press release says that this shooting appears to stem from an altercation between rival gangs.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Felony Assault Section at (510) 238-3326.
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