Pedestrian intentionally hit by car becomes Oakland’s 110th homicide victim

A man who police said was hit intentionally by a car last month in Oakland died from his injuries Monday, making him the 110th homicide victim in the city this year.

According to police, the man died at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley around 6 p.m. He never left the hospital after the early morning collision on Sept. 26.

Authorities did not identify him Tuesday, citing the investigation.

The 110th homicide in Oakland this year surpasses the 2020 total, which marked the first time since 2012 that there was a triple-digit number. The 2021 total is 21 shy of the 2012 figure.

The collision happened just before 2:40 a.m. in the 10200 block of International Boulevard, police said. When officers arrived, the found the man with severe head injuries.

The driver of the car that hit him fled the scene. Investigators later determined that the driver appeared to hit the pedestrian intentionally. Police have not said what they believe to be the motive.

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An ambulance rushed him to a hospital.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this story.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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