1 arrested Monday night time in reference to deadly shootings in East Oakland – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (BCN / CBS SF) – A person was arrested in connection with a fatal shootout in East Oakland Monday night, police said.

Officers were on patrol at 7:37 p.m. Monday when they heard gunfire in the 8700 block on E Street.

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They went into the area and found a male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Firefighters and paramedics provided medical care, but the person died.

The police did not reveal any details regarding the suspect or the arrest.

The murder was the second in Oakland on Monday. The shooting took place shortly after 2 p.m. in Oakland’s crowded Chinatown neighborhood.

“There were a number of gunshots that can be heard from the police department,” said Oakland Police Captain Bobby Hookfin.

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Oakland-resident Rhonda Hampton out of grief identified the victim as 22-year-old son Chris Cawthorne

Cartridge cases were strewn on the sidewalk next to Cawthorne’s white car, where he was found on the passenger side.

The fatal shootout was Oakland’s 52nd murder victim in 2021, with the East Oakland murder that occurred Monday evening counting as the city’s 53rd.

The homicide rate in Oakland is more than double what it was last year, a sign of escalating violence on the streets of East Bay City. So far, authorities have not confirmed an arrest in Cawthorne’s murder.

Anyone with information about the East Oakland murder is encouraged to call the Police Department Homicide Department at (510) 238-3821 or the department’s phone line at (510) 238-7950.

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