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Oakland Police Department CA
Sunday March 1st, 2015 :: 02:19 p.m. PST


To our community from Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent; Homicide-3300 block of Brookdale Avenue

“All violent crime is tragic, but when the victim is a child it is even more so. The Oakland Police Department, along with his family and our community, grieve the loss of 14-year-old Davon Ellis, whose life was senselessly taken on February 28, 2015. The members of my department and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, especially our children. We will do all that is possible to identify and arrest the person responsible for this tragic crime. Investigators and officers are working diligently following leads, talking with potential witnesses, and locating and reviewing available surveillance footage.

“I am asking the Oakland community to partner with us to bring this suspect to justice. If you have any information on the shooter please contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.”

BACKGROUND: On February 28, 2015, at about 7:52PM, the Oakland Police Department Communications Section received multiple calls of a shooting that occurred in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue. When officers arrived on scene they located a 14 year-old boy, identified as Davon Ellis of Oakland, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation found that Davon Ellis was walking with friends when he was shot by an unknown gunman. No one else was injured. At this time it is unknown what led up to the shooting and no arrests have been made. We will provide updates as additional information becomes available.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.

Oakland Police Department CA
Oakland, CA 94607

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Non-emergencies: 510-777-3333

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