Father, Youngster Die Early Morning Oakland Hearth; Deaths Are Investigated As Murders – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The deaths of a father and 1-year-old daughter, who were killed in a suspicious fire in an Oakland apartment building early Saturday, have been investigated as homicide, according to authorities.
In a press release, Oakland Police said the deadly fire broke out at 12:14 am in the 9500 block of Stearns Ave. could be linked to a range of crimes which include shootings, a murder and a commercial fire on Wednesday that firefighters have determined to be an act of arson.
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Arrival video with the back of the house – #oakland pic.twitter.com/LgNDCUSKRh
– Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) April 17, 2021
Authorities said there were several adults and children at the Sterns Ave residence. caught when firefighters arrived at the scene. Firefighters were able to save several and put out the fire.
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However, during a search of the structure, the firefighters made a grim discovery: the bodies of a 37-year-old man and his 1-year-old daughter.
Two other victims were injured and taken to hospitals for treatment. Their terms had not been released until early Saturday afternoon.
The arson investigators have provisionally determined that the fire was deliberately started. Detectives of the Oakland murder and federal agents for alcohol, tobacco and firearms also investigated at the scene.
Investigators believe the deadly fire can be linked to several other crimes, including:
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- At 8:52 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, police officers responded to a trade shop in the 1900 block of 90th Avenue with a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an Oakland man with fatal gunshot wounds. The victim was declared dead at the scene.
- At 11:05 pm on Wednesday, April 14th, Oakland firefighters responded to a structural fire at a commercial facility in the 1900 block of 90th Ave. The arson investigators believe the company was deliberately set on fire and is being investigated as arson. No injuries were reported.
- On Thursday, April 15, a person believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of April 10th turned into Oakland Police and was arrested. The case has been referred to the Alameda Prosecutor for review and indictment.
The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland offer reward cash in any case of death. The reward amount of up to $ 40,000 for an arrest in today’s case. Oakland Tip Line Crime Stopper (510) 777-8572.