Suspect arrested in deadly shooting near Lake Temescal as Oakland marks 92nd homicide, police say

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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Arrest made in deadly shooting near Oakland's Lake Temescal: police
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Police in Oakland arrested a suspect involved in a Friday evening shooting that killed one man near Lake Temescal.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in Oakland arrested a suspect involved in a Friday evening shooting that killed one man near Lake Temescal.

Officers responded to the area of 6500-block of Broadway at around 7:45 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers located a man, who was a resident of Berkeley, suffering from a gunshot wound.

The video in the player above is from a previous report.

The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the medical personnel at the scene.

Police tell ABC7 News reporter Cornell Barnard this is the 92nd homicide this year.

There was a focus on preventing crime in Oakland, as the mayor and acting police chief addressed the community.

The forum was on Saturday, in the wake of a deadly shooting in the city's Upper Rockridge neighborhood Friday night.

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"I'm shook up on my Saturday right now," said Jose Rad.

Rad just learned about the deadly shooting in his neighborhood and shared his frustration over rising crime.

"We need the police to do their job. None of this would have happened. That's the bottom line. It comes down to the police. There is no policing in Oakland, at least right now," he said.

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Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao received some pushback at a community meeting she hosted at Castlemont High School in East Oakland.

"We all need to step up to take care of the ills in Oakland," Thao said.

The mayor says preventing crime is topping her agenda. She says this fall, the city is adding 300 security cameras citywide and more police foot patrols.

"Just this past week, we've announced we are doubling the amount of the number of officers you will see walking around in the business corridors," Thao said.

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"Areas like Downtown, Rockridge, Temescal, Montclair, Lakeshore and the Dimond Laurel," said Acting OPD Chief Darren Allison.

We asked Allison if foot patrols can really prevent theft, robbery and other crimes.

"As we deploy resources in a meaningful way, it will have a deterrent effect. It brings community connections to officers in commercial corridors, builds relationships and trust," Allison said.

Rad wants more action and accountability from his city when it comes to public safety.

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"It comes down to the police every year saying 'next year it's going to be better.' When is that going to arrive?" Rad said.

The identity of the shooting victim is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oakland police at (510) 238-3821 or their tip line at (510) 238-7950.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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