Shots Shock West End; Police Seeking Details

Shots Shock West End; Police Seeking Details


Second Shooting in Alameda this year

Alameda Police Department (APD) investigators are still searching for information on what led to a shooting last Wednesday, June 21, on the 300 block of Cypress Street that resulted in a victim with a gunshot wound. 

The incident occurred near the intersection of Cypress and Third streets at 3:57 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found evidence that a shooting took place, but all parties had already fled the scene.

However, about an hour later, APD dispatch received a call from an Alameda resident stating her son recently suffered a gunshot wound. The male victim, 21, was transported to Highland Hospital by Alameda Fire Department paramedics. He was described as having non-life threatening injuries. The victim is an Alameda resident. APD has not released the his name. Officers contacted the victim and are still determining his involvement in the incident. The man has since been released from the hospital. 

Alameda County sheriff’s deputies helped with evidence collecting at the scene of the crime. 

Alameda police Lt. Hoshmand Durani said the department is not in position to release any further details about the incident as of Tuesday, June 27. 

This is the second shooting incident in Alameda this year. On Feb. 1, Alameda resident Vedder Li shot and killed Vallejo resident Marquez Warren after Warren allegedly broke into Li’s home. 

The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. Durani said Warren broke a rear glass door to enter the home. He then forced his way into one of the bedrooms. There he was confronted by Li, an off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy. Li opened fire and shot Warren several times, according to reports. Warren ran outside the residence where he later collapsed.

The first responders at the scene performed CPR on Warren then transported him to Highland Hospital. He was pronounced dead later on that day. Warren was just 19 years of age. He was a student at Oakland High.

APD described the incident as an officer-involved shooting and not a murder. Li was never charged for the shooting.

Police ordered residents to shelter-in-place following the shooting as they searched for additional suspects. There were reports that Warren might have had one or more accomplices.

Warren’s death is the only reported homicide in Alameda this year.