Murder charges filed against suspect in Oakland shooting

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Murder charges have been filed against the man suspected of killing his girlfriend and her 13-year-old daughter in Oakland Saturday night. 

The suspect had previous charges related to domestic violence. 

According to authorities, Antonio Lamont Powell allegedly killed his girlfriend, Rebecca Jenkins, while her one-year-old baby was with her in bed. 

He then reportedly shot and killed Jenkins’ 13-year-old daughter Desiree. 

The DA said another child sleeping over was also shot during Powell’s “violent spree.” 

The one-year-old baby miraculously survived. 

Powell is now charged with two counts of murder and four separate counts of felony child abuse since other children also witnessed the shooting. 

He is facing enhancements for the use of a firearm and for causing great bodily injury.

If convicted of all charges, Powell will face 110 years to life in prison. 

Authorities also revealed that Powell is on parole for domestic violence in Oregon and has been considered “at large” for failing to follow parole protocols.

He is currently detained without bail at Alameda County Jail. 

This case is a horrific example of gun violence that has no place in our community,” said DA Price. “These murders were extraordinary in their level of violence and prevalence of vulnerable victims and my office is committed to making sure the defendant is held fully accountable.”


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.