Oakland burglary suspect killed by homeowner identified

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

OAKLAND, Calif. – Authorities on Monday identified the burglary suspect who was shot and killed by a homeowner in Oakland last week.

The man who died was 40-year-old Matel Ford, according to the Oakland Police Department. Before his death, he had previous arrests stemming from thefts at various stores.

Ford was shot to death on June 10 during a burglary at 98th Avenue and Burr Street. A 77-year-old homeowner opened fire after Ford and two others came onto his property. One of the suspects had a crowbar. Ford was fatally struck and died at the scene.

The homeowner was arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released after no charges were filed against him. His identity has not been revealed.

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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.