Police are investigating a stabbing that killed a 10-year-old girl in East Oakland Monday morning.
The prime suspect in the case is the victim’s mother.
OPD interim Chief of Police Darren Allison stated in a press conference that OPD received a call reporting a possible shooting or stabbing in the 4500 block of Bancroft Avenue.
At the scene, police found a bloody knife. The original caller notified officers that the suspect had killed the victim. In the residence, they found a 10-year-old girl with critical injuries.
Life-saving aid was performed, but the child succumbed to their injuries and died.
Police said the little girl had a slash across the neck.
Officers found the suspect “harming themselves” with a knife. The suspect was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition from self-inflicted stab wounds.
Police wouldn’t confirm the suspect’s identity, but Oakland City Supervisor Noel Gallo had spoken to the victim’s father.
“For me to hear that a 10-year-old lost their life by the mother it is insanity. Now seeing the father here and some of the relatives…it’s just really painful. I just can’t believe that’s going on here,” Gallo said.
Homicide Investigators responded to the scene to begin the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to contact OPD’s Homicide Division at 510-238-3821.