An Oakland man who told police officers an unknown assailant shot him with a gun on Wednesday after refusing to give another man his money is in stable condition in the hospital, authorities said.
Officials said the shooting occurred at about 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday in the 4000 block of 35th Avenue near Harbor View Avenue in the Redwood Heights area. Police personnel who responded to the crime scene said they discovered a man with a gunshot wound on his lower body.
At first, the victim was anxious to talk to police officers. However, he later revealed that he was working on his car outside when the unidentified individual approached him. The suspect then demanded money from the victim and shot him when he refused.
The victim said the shooter fled to a getaway car and drove off afterward. He was unable to provide a detailed description of the suspect. Authorities later took the victim to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, the East Bay Times reported.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have put up a $5,000 reward money for anyone who could provide useful information that could lead to the identification and subsequent arrest of the suspect.