On December 16, 2020, at approximately 6:34 PM the Communications Division received reports of a shooting in the 5500 block of East 15th Street. Officers responded to the scene and located a male adult victim (an Oakland resident) suffering from a gun-shot wound. Oakland Fire Department personnel and Falck ambulance crew were on scene. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased.
Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to the scene and began the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the apparent shooting. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community. When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it impacts us all. Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.