OPD NEWS: August 30, 2021
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is working diligently to solve two homicides from last weekend. The first homicide occurred just after 2:30 AM, on August 27, 2021, in the 1400 block of 20th Avenue. The second, occurred just after 2:30 AM on August 29, 2021, in the 1900 block of Broadway. In both instances, the victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the next-of-kin.
Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.
Officers are also investigating nearly a dozen shootings that occurred citywide. One incident left the victim with life-threatening injuries, after being shot just before 6:00 PM on August 28, 2021, in the 5200 block of College Avenue. A second victim was listed in critical condition. Officers are looking for the person(s) responsible for that shooting.
Investigators are also looking into a reported shooting during a sideshow in East Oakland early this morning. Officers made two arrests, recovered two firearms and towed four vehicles at the illegal sideshow.
Today Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong spoke with community members and business owners in some of the impacted areas on how the community can partner with OPD to address the violence. To hear the Chief’s full statement click the YouTube link https://youtu.be/CLYGqYnEaVw .
#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.