Alameda Woman Murdered

Shanika Latham, 20, of Alameda was shot and killed about 12:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24. Latham and her 25- year-old boyfriend, whom police have not identified, were riding in a car in the 900 block of 48th Avenue in East Oakland when the shooting took place, Oakland Police Department (OPD) said.

The boyfriend was wounded in the shooting; he is expected to survive, police said. He was able to drive to the hospital, where Latham was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

Police have not uncovered a motive; no arrests have been made.

OPD and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the fatal shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPD at 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 777-8572 or 777-3211.


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