Police say family dispute resulted in Oakland homocide

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday September 16, 2002

OAKLAND – A spokesman for the Oakland Police Department says an early morning homicide that claimed the life of an 81-year-old man appears to have stemmed from a family dispute now that a relative is in custody. 

Sgt. Gus Galindo would not release the male suspect's name or relation to victim Chea Prak, but he did say they were relatives. 

Prak's murder, which is the city's 81st of the year, occurred at about 1 a.m. in the 1200 block of 12th Street. 

Responding officers discover Prak dead at the scene from what appears to be gunshot wounds, Galindo said.