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A father remembers his daughter, who was shot after a tattoo party

on December 29, 2011

When Roger Kiel allowed his daughter Shanice, 19, to attend a tattoo party in San Leandro this October, he did not expect the early morning call telling him that his daughter had been killed after two gunmen opened fire on her vehicle.  Three of the six passengers were killed, including Shanice, who died almost instantly from a gunshot wound to the heart. One suspect has yet to be identified but the other gunman was arrested  in Oakland days after the shooting.

Kiel says the pain is unbearable, but he hopes that remembering the special moments he shared with his daughter will help him through the pain.


  1. Haggie on December 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    19-year-Olds are ADULTS. Treat them like it and they may be mature enough to avoid a ‘tattoo party’ in San Leandro.

    • AGO on December 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

      My sympathies Mr. Kiel – I feel for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one so young. I hope you can make use of local counseling resources for support as you heal from this tragedy. Thank you for sharing your story.

    • kasey s. brooks on January 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Going too a tattoo party doesn’t mean she was immature. How careless of you too leave disrespectful, insensitive, biased comments here that the family could possibly read. I hope you don’t get SHOT while doing something that brings you by in life. Its dumb heifers like you…….

  2. Matt Chambers on December 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    My condolences to Shanice’s friends and family.

    Whether this party was promoted on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc… if the gunman hadn’t shot Shanice, then she would be here today. Our energy should be focused on finding suspects and the media should be doing a better job of investigating the rampant culture of violence in some parts of the Bay Area.

    I want to help, but I don’t understand what is going on. I’m from the mid-west, and a middle class family. We tend to support our police and want crimes solved as quickly as they happened. The media needs to reach the masses and build support for stopping the violence. Too often it’s just a blurb about so and so was shot, where they were shot, and not much else. No investigation makes it into the papers, we forget. Soon all we know is that, for instance, Oakland’s had 100+ homicides this year, we label Oakland a lost cause, and forget. People in the Bay Area should not be okay with war zones in the Bay Area.

    Our culture needs to change and we need a critical media to help that happen.

  3. livegreen on January 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    My condolences Mr. Kiel.

    There are a couple lessons here about how this party came about:
    -The naive tenant who leases this commercial unit never should have re-leased out his unit to either known or unknown parties. It is simply too hard to control unknown elements…like having a high school party when parents are out of town & somebody puts it out on Facebook or Twitter…

    -All commercial units must comply with both zoning and safety laws. Don’t lease for an unintended use, & do it with appropriate security.

    Unlike Oakland’s Planning Commission (which dishes out Permanent Variances to Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) on a regular basis), San Leandro is more than willing to revoke CUP’s. A hearing is scheduled to discuss doing this Thursday, Jan. 5th, 7pm, at San Leandro City Council, for the following reasons:

    1. That the permit [the CUP] was issued on the basis of erroneous or misleading info…;
    2. That the terms or conditions of approval of the permit have been violated or that other laws or regulations have been violated;
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    4. That the approval has been so exercised to constitute a public nuisance or be detrimental to public health and safety.

    Which, obviously, it has been.

    Anybody wishing to have input should attend this meeting to do so.

    I hope the young man who re-leased out his warehouse unit has learned a valuable lesson. Of course it is one he should have thought of the consequences about before, & is too late for the victims.

    Again, my condolences to Mr. Kiel and the families of all the victims…

    • Matt C on January 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      But the party, the venue, the city didn’t shoot this young women, a person did. Who was it? Why did they do it? Why is violence so common in some areas?

      • livegreen on January 4, 2012 at 9:38 am

        Although it’s good to know some of the reason to that question, it’s not imperative to know that we need to stop it. We live in a very individualistic society, and there are a thousand different reasons different individuals have.

        However we do know that the tolerance and permissiveness in Oakland sets the stage. If you want to use violence, for whatever reason in a thousand, it is very very easy to do in Oakland and there are almost no consequences. A majority of people who commit murder and even more robbery & rape, in Oakland get off scott free.

        There is almost no deterrent in Oakland.

  4. livegreen on January 4, 2012 at 9:40 am

    BTW, importantly: OPD used to release their caseload & # of unsolved cases. Lately they haven’t been.

    As a journalist you might be able to get an answer. If you don’t, it certainly SHOULD be public record. My guess is it’s the politicians who don’t want it revealed.

  5. Jt Smash on January 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Hello Oakland, Richmond,San Francisco East Palo Alto,San Jose and San Leandro I mention San Leandro because of the death of a beautiful soul That lost her life for no dam reason. If I missed your city you know who you are. We all may throw stones at others as to why things happen. But let’s stand up and shine a light on our own house ( cities ) You say it is hard to slow down the crime. No it is not. Hard working law enforcement officers KNOW where the problem spots are in there city, Let’s keep it simple, Trust me on this one. I have work as an officer in many cities, Just go park your police car and have your lunch in the areas where the hot spots are and you will see a decline in crime. Get out and knock on the doors of the folks you know who have issues and put them in check. Get to know what is really going on . You may be able to help a lot of folks who were thinking about doing something wrong. Give them some advice, you will be surprise. please listen, one of your jobs as an officer is to DETER bad behavior. Knock on the doors and sit down and talk with folks, You will be able to connect with them on a different level in many cases ,not all. Then go to the areas that say they (don’t) have crimes and do the same dam thing. Watch what happens! Yes there are gangs and drugs in every city . YES I mean every city. Don’t think that if the area is a so called affluent area that there is no crime. That’s BS, Drive in those areas also and just SIT and Have your LUNCH, you just may stop something that was about to happen. Trust me on this. You see it is about being proactive and visible and getting to know the folks in your BEAT. I understand and the world should understand that there are some folks who just don’t want peace and yes they too need to be dealt with. Let’s keep it real.

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