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$20,000 Reward In Murder Of Oakland Child, No Suspects Yet

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- A 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in East Oakland on Saturday evening, a police spokeswoman said Sunday.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue around 7:50 p.m., Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said.

The boy, later identified as Oakland resident Davon Ellis, was found suffering from a gunshot wound, Watson said.

Banners remembering the boy are posted in his neighborhood.



He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Watson.

Based on a preliminary investigation, Davon was walking with his friends when he was shot, she said.

No other injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, according to Watson.

Police Chief Sean Whent released a statement on the shooting, saying "All violent crime is tragic, but when the victim is a child it is even more so."

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the homicide.


Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police Department's homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Davon Ellis' family has set up a memorial fund at:

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