A federal appeals court in San Francisco today reinstated the murder conviction and death penalty of a Santa Clara County man who has been on death row for 33 years.
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 decision in which a federal district judge in Oakland overturned the conviction of Marvin Pete Walker, 53, and ordered a new trial. Read More
A man who was shot and killed after fatally wounding a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 680 near Alamo on Tuesday was originally from the Bay Area and studied and worked in computer engineering here, according to a family member. Read More
One man is dead and another man was hospitalized after what police believe are two separate shootings early this morning, an Oakland police officer said.At 12:06 a.m. officers received a report of gunshots heard in the 1800 block of 79th Ave. Officers found an unresponsive man and medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene, Officer J. Moore said.A few minutes later at 12:09 a.m. police found a man with a gunshot wound in the 5300 block of Foothill Blvd., Moore said. Read More
A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in Oakland on Thursday night, police said.Officers responded to the 1100 block of 24th Street at around 9:15 p.m. on reports of multiple gunshots.Police found the victim, an Oakland resident, suffering from gunshot wounds.Emergency medical crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.No arrests have been made and the motive and circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately known. Read More
A man was fatally shot in Oakland on Wednesday night during what may have been a robbery, police said.Police responded to the 1400 block of Sixth Avenue near International Boulevard around 8 p.m., Officer Kroushour said.The victim died at a local hospital and no suspect was identified as of 6 a.m., Kroushour said. No further details of the investigation were immediately available. Read More
A man was fatally shot in the head tonight near San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, a police spokesman said.Police responded at about 7:45 p.m. to reports of a gunshot victim in the 200 block of Cashmere Street, Officer Albie Esparza said.Officers found the victim, described only as a black man in his 20s, outside. He was suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and pronounced dead at the scene, Esparza said. Read More
A Mission Bay nightclub that was the site of a fatal shooting early Sunday has closed temporarily, police said.
About 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Lee Farley, 39, of Richmond was shot and killed during an argument that started inside dance club Jelly’s, police said.
The fight escalated and spilled outside, where the shooter, who’s still at large, pulled out a gun and shot Farley in the chest. Read More
Police are still searching for clues in the fatal shooting in Pittsburg Tuesday morning of a San Francisco man who had no criminal record and no apparent ties to the city, Pittsburg police Lt. Brian Addington said today.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Marina Walk Park on West Sixth Street at about 3 a.m. Tuesday and found 22-year-old Benjamin Merrill suffering from a gunshot wound, Addington said.
Merrill was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More