OAKLAND (KRON) — Three more suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Cheymil Pierce, the mother of three who was struck by a stray bullet while shielding her young children. Shelton McDaniels, and Jerry Harbin, both 29, were arrested in East Oakland Sunday, while trying to flee from police. According to police a third suspect, Kiechelle Wilright, 29 of Oakland was also booked on suspicion of being an accessory to murder.
Oakland PD says the investigation will continue.
A source confirms to KRON 4 that two females who were allegedly involved in the street fight that led to Pierce’s death were arrested Friday, bringing the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder to six.
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The news after Alameda County District Attorney’s office announced the arrest of Anthony Sims, 19, in connection with the fatal shooting. He has been charged with murder and various firearm counts.
The shooting happened on Monday at around 4:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of Chestnut Street. Pierce, 30, was on her way home after picking up her children, ages 7 and 9, from Vincent Academy Charter School when a gunfight erupted.
Pierce was fatally struck by a stray bullet.
“My heart is burning for the loss of the life of a young mother and for her children, who will grow up without their mother,” Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney said.
McElhaney said she has been told the shooting occurred after a group of young women began fighting on the street and young men joined the fray and opened fire.
Stay tuned to KRON 4 News for more on this developing story.