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Witnesses said Deporis was sitting at an outside table at a cafe located on Telegraph Avenue on his laptop when someone grabbed it and jumped into a waiting car, described as a red Audi.
Police said Deporis ran after the suspect to get it back, was dragged by the car down Rich Street and when officers arrived, they found him suffering from traumatic injuries.
Deporis was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
No suspect information in the case was immediately released by Oakland police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department's homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or a tip line at (510) 238-7950.
ABC7 News contributed to this story.