Oakland PD’s ShotSpotter system, that triangulates the location of gunfire, alerted authorities to a man who was shot on the corner of San Pablo Avenue and 35th street about 4:30 a.m. this morning. The location is on the corner of the Chevron gas station that many Emeryville residents pass en route to the Highway 24 & I-580 freeway on-ramps. A security guard for the nearby California Hotel came to the man’s aid, but the victim died at the scene. The witness noted a black Jeep fleeing the scene after the crime.
Man Dead in Oakland, Security Guard Sees Jeep Drive off
By Bob Redell
A man was found dead Thursday morning in Oakland near a Chevron station at 35th Street near San Pablo Avenue at the Emeryville border.
A security guard told NBC Bay Area he heard four or five shots and saw someone in a black Jeep drive away. He also said he comforted the man in his arms before he died. “He was just gasping for breath,” the guard said.
Oakland police said the ShotSpotter system alerted officers to a shooting about 4:30 a.m. When police got there, they found a man in his 30s or 40s, dead at the scene.
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