Emeryville teen killed in Saturday Evening North Oakland shooting identified

Published On March 12, 2017 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

An Emeryville teen* was tragically shot and killed in North Oakland last night. Conflicting reports have the crime scene at either 59th or 60th between Adeline and MLK. The victim was gunned down around 8:50 p.m. according to Oakland police. Authorities identified him Sunday afternoon as 18-year-old Sultan Bey.

Oakland D1 Councilmember Dan Kalb shared the sobering information on the Santa Fe Neighborhood Facebook page. “At approximately 8:45 p.m., OPD dispatch received several calls about a shooting on the 800 block of 59th street. Officers responded but were unable to immediately locate a victim.”

“Then, about 20 minutes later, OPD was told by the County sheriff at Children’s Hospital about a walk-in gunshot victim. The victim being juvenile boy with a gunshot wound to the head. Sadly, he has succumbed to his wounds.”

The East Bay Times is reporting that Bey was sitting in a parked car when he was shot from outside the vehicle. According to the SF Chronicle, investigators closed 60th street for several hours while they canvassed the scene for evidence. One witness on Nextdoor.com reported hearing three shots. No suspect was identified or arrested in his slaying.

Bey’s mother was known within the community as “Chef Mimi” and described by D3 Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney as a “rising star and a deeply devoted mother.” A GoFundMe page has been established to help Sultan’s family with service arrangements.

The homicide was Oakland’s 14th of the year. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Oakland PD Homicide at (510) 238-7950.

Since this is breaking news, we will update this post with any new information provided. *The victim was originally reported to be of “juvenile” age.


About The Author

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.

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