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Oakland homicide victim identified as 40-year-old city resident

Oakland homicide victim identified as 40-year-old city resident

OAKLAND — A Sept. 1 homicide victim has been identified by authorities as a 40-year-old city resident.

Brian Newton, of Oakland, was shot and killed around 11:40 p.m. Sept. 1 in a parking lot in the 2700 block of East 12th Street, police said. He died before paramedics arrived.

Police have not announced any arrests, nor said if they’ve identified a suspected motive for the crime. However, investigators believe Newton was the intended victim, authorities said.

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