2 arrested in a drug deal that led to shooting in Oakley

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Two people were arrested on Tuesday after a drug deal gone wrong led to a shooting. According to the Oakley Police Department, officers responded to reports of three men fighting with shots fired on the 1000 block of Quail Valley Run at 10:12 p.m. 

Officers dispatched to the area were advised that one person had fled via vehicle after the gunshots. Oakley PD was able to locate the vehicle at the intersection of Laurel Road and Teton Road. The vehicle was discovered to be stolen from Oakley last weekend. 

Inside the car, officers found the vehicle’s driver, a young man, was shot in the upper chest. A juvenile male in the front passenger seat was also contacted. 

Police said medical care was given to the injured driver.

The driver and passenger were uncooperative with police, but the driver was taken to the hospital and detectives were called in. 

The stolen vehicle was taken as evidence. Officers also recovered the firearm used in the shooting. 

Police are still working to identify and locate the person who fled on foot. 

The injured driver was identified as Nickolas Durham, 18. He was released from the hospital and into the custody of Oakley PD. He was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle. 

The juvenile passenger was also arrested and booked for possession of a firearm and assault with a deadly weapon.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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