Four people killed in separate incidents in Oakland

December 28, 2012 6:47:46 PM PST
Two men fatally shot, a woman stabbed to death, and a second woman the victim of what police are calling vehicular manslaughter. That crash followed a CHP chase that ended tragically at 98th and Stanley avenues in East Oakland.

Just 24 hours ago, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan introduced a plan to reduce crime in Oakland. In the short time since his announcement, four more people have lost their lives on the streets of Oakland.

"I heard just, bladap, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, and just wouldn't stop," Oakland resident Ricky Ybarra said.

Ybarra lives just a few houses away from where two men were shot and killed just after 1 a.m. Friday. There have been no arrests and police have not identified a suspect, but on Friday morning the 800 block of Mead Avenue remained an active crime scene, with investigators looking for clues and collecting evidence.

"I heard about 20 shots at least, and in succession," Ybarra said.

Minutes later, in an unrelated attack, a woman was stabbed to death in an apartment in East Oakland. Police have detained a man who had cuts to his hands. Crime scene investigators moved in and out of the second floor apartment, telling ABC7 News that they were still working to identify the victim.

All of this falls on the heels of comments made by Chief Jordan. On Thursday he discussed putting a two-point plan into place to fight violent crime in Oakland, "Cause we don't want a repeat of this year next year. We have 127 murders this year."

That's now 130 murders, after the two gunshot victims on Mead Avenue and the stabbing on Walnut Street. But another person died on the streets of Oakland before sunrise. The driver of a BMW is now in police custody after he ran from police and smashed his car into a Lincoln.

"For whatever reason, he thought it was prudent to flee CHP personnel," CHP Officer Sam Morgan said.

Police say the five people in this car never saw the BMW coming and had no time to get out of the speeding car's way.

One of the town car's passengers, a woman in her 20's, suffered major injuries when the BMW hit the rear passenger side and died at the scene.

The driver of the BMW, identified as 34-year old Saint Dejuan Moore of Oakland, is facing several felony charges, including hit-and-run, evading police and vehicular manslaughter.

Police have not yet identified the passenger of the Lincoln who died at the scene. They're also still looking for a passenger in the BMW who ran from police when the car crashed.


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