Oakland police search for homicide suspect

OAKLAND (BCN) — Officers are searching for a homicide suspect on San Leandro Street in Oakland tonight after a fatal shooting that occurred late Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of gunshots in the 7000 block of Hawley Street at 4:54 p.m. today. On scene they found a male adult victim seated in a vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. That man has been identified as 260year-old Matthew Jackson of San Leandro.

Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Oakland police.

Later Tuesday evening officers with the BART Police Department were reportedly in pursuit of a possible suspect vehicle, according to Oakland police.

The vehicle’s occupants fled on foot somewhere on San Leandro Street. Officers blocked off the roadway between High Street and 72nd Street to facilitate the search, according to Oakland Police.

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