Mother wants community to come together after teen son slain over weekend

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A man who was fatally shot in North Oakland on Saturday night has been identified by police as 18-year-old Sultan Bey of Emeryville.

Police said Bey was shot in the 800 block of 60th Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Way sometime before 8:50 p.m. on Saturday.   

Officers who responded to a hospital at 8:50 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report that a gunshot victim had been brought there found Bey and he was pronounced dead at that time, police said.

Investigators then determined that Bey had been shot in the 800 block of 60th Street sometime earlier, according to police.

Bey's mother has set up a GoFundMe page  to raise $20,000 to pay for a foundation in his honor. She says she thinks her son, who was set to graduate from high school this May and continue on to college at Clark Atlanta University in the fall, was targeted.  

"I can feel his energy and his presence," said Aminah Robinson, Sultan's mother. "He wanted to be an engineer in computers. He was a very good person." 

Sultan's family said he was sitting in the passenger seat of a car waiting for another friend to to join them. when someone came up from behind and shot and killed the 18-year-old. 

"He was shot in the head twice and in the neck. So I believe he was targeted for what reason, I have no idea," Robinson said. 

Sultan was taken to Oakland Children's Hospital where Robinson was told that he walked in and collapsed and was later pronounced dead. 

That night, when she got home, Robinson says she called out for her son because she thought he was still alive. 

"I could feel him leaning over me and I heard him say, 'Mom, I love you and it's going to be okay.'" Robinson said. 

For now, Robinson says she wants the community to come together so her son's death will not be in vain. She wants people to speak up about the reality of black on black crime in Oakland. 

"We need to be marching. We need to be talking. We need to be brining this to the table so that we can address why this is happening. Because this is happening to too many young black males," said Robinson. 

As of this afternoon, more than $6,000 had been raised.

One woman who contributed $100 to the fund told Bey's mother in a message, "Just know there are those whose lives death cannot diminish. His love will radiate forever in your heart."