Man killed at scene of catalytic converter theft

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The Oakland Police Department is investigating the city's 101st homicide of 2022.

The Oakland Police Department is investigating the city’s 101st homicide of 2022.

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A man was shot and killed early Tuesday at the scene of a catalytic converter theft in Oakland, officials said.

The Oakland Police Department said officers were responding to a call about a catalytic converter theft on the 4000 block of Everett Avenue in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood near Dimond Park at 4 a.m., when they received an additional report that a shooting occurred at the same location.

At the scene, officers found a male Oakland resident with gunshot wounds, police said. First responders took life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The department did not respond to a question about whether the homicide was associated with the catalytic converter theft.

The man’s death marks the 101st homicide in Oakland since the start of the year. The city is experiencing a rash of shootings; two teenage brothers who attend Berkeley High were shot and killed at a house party in Oakland on Saturday night, and six people, including two students, were injured in a Sept. 28 shooting at the King Estates campus that houses several schools.

The recent homicide is under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident can call the department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or the tip line at (510) 238-7950.

This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.

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