Alameda Man Murdered in Oakland

A 25-year-old Alameda man died early Tuesday, Jan. 28, from gunshot wounds suffered the previous night at a drugstore parking lot in Oakland, police said.

The shooting occurred around 9:06 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s store at 3434 High St., police said. Officers found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. The victim was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene. He was taken to Highland Hospital where he died at 1:35 a.m., Tuesday.

OPD Sgt. Randy Brandwood said two people in the parking lot confronted the victim before he was shot. The two men then fled the scene in a vehicle. Brandwood said police have not determined the motive for the shooting and don’t know why the man was in the parking lot. Even though the man was living in Alameda, police said he has lived in Oakland previously and still has ties to the city.

The killing was Oakland’s ninth homicide of the year. Last year at this time there were seven homicides. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information may call police at 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 777-8572.