$10K reward being offered for information in killing of homeless man in Oakland

Oakland homicide investigators are asking the public for help in the killing of a 25-year-old homeless man earlier this month in West Oakland.

Police yellow tape delineating a crime scene

Jeffery Chambers, also known as Lil Jeff, was stabbed on July 17 in the 800 block of Peralta Street, not far from Prescott Elementary School. He died about a block away in the 1500 block of Ninth Street.

Officers found him there around 7 a.m. on the ground bleeding. Investigators said he was stabbed multiple times.


A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821.