Oakland shooter may be linked to six rapes

March 25, 2009 6:16:40 PM PDT
There's new information about the man who shot and killed four Oakland police officers and wounded a fifth.

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The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Lovelle Mixon may be tied to as many as six rapes -- including that of a 12- year-old-girl.

Investigators had previously said Mixon's DNA was linked the day before the shootings to the rape of a 12-year-old girl last month in East Oakland. They say the girl was dragged off the street at gun point before being sexually assaulted.

Now they say they've found a similar pattern in at least five others.

Memorials and Vigils for officers

The community has created a spontaneous memorial of flowers, flags and notes at the door step of the Oakland Police Department.

There is a book of condolence at Oakland City Hall people can sign. The book will be available daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m..

A police memorial will be held Friday, March 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The services will be open to the public. Officers from outside agencies and attendees should arrive early. We will be streaming the memorial here at ABC7News.COM.

Trust funds for fallen officers

Trust funds have been established for the fallen officers. People who wish to make contributions to the funds have two options:

1. Individual Checks made out to families and mailed to c/o OPOA:
Attn: Rennee Hassna
555 5th Street
Oakland Ca, 94607

Checks should be made out to the following:
a. Dunakin Children's Family Trust
b. Romans Children's Family Trust
c. Sakai Family Trust

2. Wire transfers directly to Merrill Lynch Accounts:
a. Dunakin Children's Family Trust a/c #204-04065
b. Romans Children's Family Trust a/c #204-04066
c. Sakai Family Trust a/c #204-04064

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