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Oakland’s 61st homicide discovered in a church parking lot


A 21-year-old man was found shot to death Saturday morning outside Oakland’s Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Authorities believe he was shot around 11:04 a.m. in the church parking lot, which is in the 600 block of Alma Avenue near Oakland High School. His name has not yet been released. The deceased, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was found by a neighborhood resident.

Police are trying to determine a motive for the killing and why the victim, who resides in another part of Oakland, was in that neighborhood. No arrests have been made.

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