Killer of 16-year-old Oakland boy still at large

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The Oakland police chief held a press conference Monday to release more details on the killings that occurred on the weekend, including a shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy. 

The two separate killings raised Oakland’s total number of homicides to 115 in 2022. 

Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said that a 16-year-old Oakland Unified School District student was shot to death on Saturday night. The gunman also shot another man at 11:45 p.m.

Officers found both victims inside a vehicle on Avenal Avenue. The young was pronounced deceased, and the man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

“Every homicide is tragic. A 16-year-old is a victim in this case. It effects our community, his family, and his school. We understand violence is impacting our schools,” Armstrong said.

The police chief said detectives need the public’s help to identify the boy’s killer.

Five hours after the double shooting, another man was shot in the Seminary neighborhood. Officers were alerted by ShotSpotter and found a man suffering from fatal gunshot wounds on East 16th Street at 5 a.m. 

None of the victims’ names were released by police on Monday.

Anyone with information on last weekend’s homicides is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section at 510-238-3821 or the tip line at 510-238-7950.


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.