Attempted robbery/shooting of bicyclist in Emeryville’s Triangle Neighborhood

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For the second time in a week, shots rang out in Emeryville’s Triangle neighborhood. Oakland’s ShotSpotter Technology alerted the EPD to gunfire in the border area of 47th and Adeline in the early morning of Sunday, August 21st. The victim, traveling north on bicycle, was confronted by two men in a vehicle with a handgun whom he was able to evade. He reportedly heard two shots fired and the suspect vehicle sped off. This incident is the latest report in a string of criminal activity in the area involving guns that include a June 22nd shooting behind 7-Eleven and a daytime gun-battle on Adeline last week. According to The East Bay Times, the victim was a 26-year-old Oakland Man.


On Sunday morning, 08/21/16 at approximately 1:30 am, Emeryville Officers responded to 47th Street and Adeline Street to a report of gunshots registering on the Oakland Police Department’s shot spotter. While driving to the location Emeryville dispatchers received a call form a man who said he was shot at and robbed in the same area.

Once the officers arrived on scene they received the following information from the victim. The victim was riding his bike northbound on Adeline Street when a vehicle with two occupants and its lights off approached him. The vehicle drove past the victim, made a U-turn and stopped in front of him. A man got out of the vehicle, pointed a handgun at the victim and yelled something the victim could not understand. The victim fearing for his life tried to escape by riding his bike west on 47th Street. As the victim turned the corner of 47th and Adeline he heard two gunshots and the suspect vehicle speed off.

The shooter was described as a black male adult, about 5’07” with shoulder length dreads and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The victim described the vehicle as a grey or silver 80’s to 90’s Toyota Camry or Celica style sedan. Officers searched the area for witnesses, video or shell casings but nothing was located.

Witnesses or anybody with information are encouraged to call the City of Emeryville Police Department at (510)596-3700.

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

1 Comment

  1. Another example of why public safety should be the city’s #1 concern. Not fast rising minimum wage and crazy work schedule laws.
    Clueless and dangerous city council!

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