Posted: 5:22 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

Man charged with murdering girlfriend in Oakland

Police at scene of homicide in Oakland (file)
Police at scene of homicide in Oakland (file)

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OAKLAND, Calif. —

An Oakland man was charged with murder Monday for the shooting death of his girlfriend Friday night.

Christopher Carter, 31, was scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court Monday afternoon for the death of 32-year-old Jokay Ellis at their home at 10324 Longfellow Ave. in Oakland at about 7:45 p.m. Friday.

According to a probable cause statement filed in court by Oakland police Officer Sean Barre, Carter called police after the shooting and reported that he had just shot Ellis.

Carter told police that he was calling from the 1800 block of 109th Avenue so officers went there and arrested him without incident, Barre said.

Carter later told police where he had discarded the gun he had used to shoot Ellis and officers were able to recover it, according to Barre.

Carter is charged with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm in addition to murder.

He's also charged with having two prior convictions, which could add to his sentence if he's convicted of murdering Ellis.

According to the criminal complaint against him, Ellis was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in Alameda County on Oct. 23, 2009, and of second-degree commercial burglary in San Joaquin County on Sept. 14, 2006.

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