$30K reward offered after man killed while waiting at Oakland bus stop

ByLeslie Brinkley KGO logo
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Urgent plea for public help in Oakland murder case
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The FBI and homicide investigators from the Oakland Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding suspects in the murder of a 27-year-old man who was killed while waiting for a bus in Oakland.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The FBI and Oakland police issued an urgent plea for the public's help in solving a murder case.

The victim's mother described how she urged her son to breathe, just breathe,after she found him bleeding on the sidewalk on Saturday, February 3. It was 10:50 a.m. when 27-year-old Patrick Scott was shot to death at a bus stop at 62nd St and Market St on the Berkeley-Oakland border.

Mother Carol Jones said, "My son was a good child. He kept to himself. Yes, he was born with a disability but no one knew it. He was a humble giant."

Bert Fairries with the FBI said at a press conference, "He was taking a bus to his grandmother's home and, at that time, he was fatally shot." He said they're asking for public assistance to solve the crime.

The FBI and Oakland police say there's a $30,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. And Oakland police say this was not a random shooting.

Homicide investigator Michael Jaeger said, "I do believe he was an intended target."

Scott's mother heard what she described as nine shots from her home a block away. She says she found her son dying on the sidewalk.

She said, "I put my baby in the Jeep and drove him to Children's Hospital. He said mama slow down, you're driving too fast."

Scott was put in an ambulance to be transferred to Highland Hospital's trauma unit but he never made it.

Jones says before her son died, he told her who shot him. That's information, she said, she isn't allowed to disclose. But she does have a message for those with information about the case.

"Turn yourself in. Do the right thing and turn yourself in."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Oakland Police Department at (510) 238-3821, or the FBI San Francisco Division at (415) 553-7400.

Click here to read the full press release from the FBI and Oakland Police Department.