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Fatal shooting near Occupy Oakland under investigation

November 11, 2011 |  8:12 am

Fatal shooting at Occupy Oakland Nov 10 2011
Oakland police were trying Friday to piece together events that led to the shooting death of a man near the Occupy Oakland camp.

The victim -- an African American man is his 20s -- has not been identified, said Officer Johnna Watson of the Oakland Police Department.

No arrests have been made and police have no suspect information, she said.

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“We’re in the middle of trying to figure out” whether the shooting had anything to do with the encampment, Watson said.

The shooting took place shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday on the 1400 block of Broadway, near the 14th Street BART station, Watson said.

“It was some kind of dispute over something, but we’re not sure what,” she said.

It happened as television news crews were setting up their cameras for live reports for their 5 p.m. broadcasts. However, no cameras appear to have recorded what happened, or filmed the suspect, Watson said.


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Photo: An Occupy Oakland medic, wearing red, and others tend to a shooting victim near the encampment. Credit: Jane Tyska / Associated Press