Man fatally shot at Oakland homeless camp

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

OAKLAND — A man was fatally shot Tuesday morning at a West Oakland homeless encampment, authorities said.

Police were trying to confirm the man’s identity.  He is believed to have been in his 50s.

The shooting happened about 5 a.m. Tuesday at the camp in the 2300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The man was found wounded on the street. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police have not said if the man lived at the camp or was visiting someone there.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation.  No arrests have been made.

The camp has been the scene of other killings and violence over the years.  The most recent homicide there was on Christmas Day 2022 when a man was  fatally shot.

The Tuesday morning killing is the 36th homicide investigated by Oakland police this year.  Last year at this time police had investigated 45 homicides in the city.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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About the Author
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.