Oakland police search for suspect in crime spree


Police said that between 10:43 a.m. and 11:57 a.m. the suspect is believed to have committed two shootings, three carjackings and at least two possible kidnappings.

The spree started at 10:43 a.m. in the 1500 block of 39th Avenue where the suspect allegedly shot a woman and then carjacked another victim to get away from the scene.

Police found the woman with gunshot wounds and took her to a hospital where she is in stable condition.

The suspect then allegedly carjacked two more people, forcing at least one of them to drive him to another location at gunpoint. At some point he stopped in another location in the city and shot a second victim.

That victim was also hospitalized and is in stable condition, police said.

Police said the shooting victims appear to have been targeted but have not released a motive for the shootings.

Tonight police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Jamar Cleveland. He is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He is believed to be armed and dangerous and remains at large tonight, police said.

Anyone with additional information has been asked to contact Oakland police at (510)238-3641.

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