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Oakland police identify 98th and 99th victims

Daily Planet Wire Service
Thursday November 14, 2002


OAKLAND — Oakland police Wednesday identified two men killed in separate shootings late Tuesday and early Wednesday, slayings that pushed the city's grim tally of homicides to 99 this year. 

Kerry Thompson, 24, formerly of Oakland but with a most recent address in Hayward, was shot in the 600 block of 31st Street in West Oakland on Tuesday at 9:15 p.m., according to Homicide Lt. Brian Thiem. 

“Multiple shots were fired, neighbors called the police, and we found him lying dead in front of a house,” Thiem said. “There is no motive, no nothing.” 

The 99th homicide of the year occurred within one block of Highland Hospital in the 1900 block of East 30th Street today at 2:48 a.m., Thiem said. Alandos Faulkner, 33, of Oakland, was shot and killed on the street near his vehicle. Two men were seen running from the scene, Thiem said. 

“There's not much to go on,” Thiem said of the early-morning shooting.