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Oakland men plead not guilty to Black Friday Wal-Mart shooting

April 18, 2012 |  9:44 am

Two Oakland men have pleaded not guilty to charges of shooting and wounding a Black Friday shopper outside a Bay Area Wal-Mart.

Detwone D. Watson, 30, and Tony Phillips, 20, stood behind a glass enclosure Tuesday while their attorneys entered their pleas, according to The Daily Review. The paper reported that a third defendant, Queron Foreman, 18, of Oakland, was scheduled to enter his plea Wednesday.

On Nov. 25, The Times reported, three or four suspects pulled up next to three to four shoppers standing near their car in the store parking lot around 1:05 a.m. Authorities from the San Leandro Police Department said the suspects demanded merchandise, and when the victims refused to hand it over, one suspect opened fire.

The shoppers who were not wounded detained one of the suspects for police.

Watson and Foreman are facing several felony charges, while Phillips is accused of robbery and attempted robbery, the Daily Review reported.

The three were being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, the paper said, adding that the shooting victim was released from the hospital four days after the attack.  


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