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87th murder in Oakland

Compiled from staff and wire reports.
Monday October 14, 2002

OAKLAND – The Oakland police were investigating a homicide Sunday morning that took place on the 5900 block of Monadnock Way in east Oakland. 

Police say the victim died of gunshot wounds, but released few other details. 

The victim was taken to Highland Hospital at about 4:30 a.m. and was later pronounced dead, police said. 

The case marks Oakland’s 87th homicide of the year, a number that is significant because it equals last year’s total number of homicides. 

The incident follows a slaying last week by a 14-year-old boy who killed his mother’s ex-boyfriend with a butcher knife. 

According to police, the ex-boyfriend had attacked the mother and the boy acted in his mother’s defense. The boy was not charged. 

Last week’s slaying took place at the 1200 block of 62nd Avenue.