Homicide investigators have released a sketch of the gunman whose deadly salvo fired through an Oakland apartment’s front door left an 8-year-old girl dead and three others wounded.
Little Alaysha Carradine was at a sleepover when someone fired shots into an apartment at 3440 Wilson St. in the city's Dimond District at about 11:15 p.m. on July 24th.
Alaysha was running to the door when the bullets ripped through it. She died of her wounds. Her friend 7-year-old Amara York, 4-year-old Antoine York and the York’s grandmother were wounded. < p /> Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the sketch was the result of several witnesses coming forward.
“This is the largest break in the case so far,” she said. “We want to find this person, identify him and arrest him.”
The suspect is described as an African American male, 17-24 years old, standing 5’7 and weighing 160 pounds. He has a thin, dark mustache and was wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans at the time of the shooting.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Major Crimes Section-Homicide at 510-238-3821 or call the TIP LINE at 777-2805.
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