The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is urgently requesting the public's assistance to identify a person of interest in a homicide case from last year. The OPD has released images of the July 27, 2023, incident, which took place just before dawn and has shaken the local community to its core.
Details of the case were scarce, but the incident occurred on the intersection of 7th Avenue and International Boulevard. Dispatched just before 5:15 AM, uncovering the stark scene, officers found a suffering individual from multiple gunshot wounds, their efforts tragically concluding with a pronouncement of death at the scene.
The OPD's Homicide Section immediately took charge of the investigation, meticulously combing through the clues and piecing together the events that led to this brutal act of violence. They call on anyone with information to come forward, emphasizing that small details could be the breakthrough needed.
The department urges those who recognize the person of interest or have any knowledge that could lead to a resolution in this case to contact them at (510) 238-3821. With the hope that a collective effort will bring justice, the OPD made this plea, stressing the importance of community engagement, effectively tackling crime in collaboration with local residents, and issuing the call for information.