Fatal Shooting at Oakland Marijuana Grow

The caretaker told investigators it was a sanctioned grow operation, and police said investigators are trying to confirm this.

By Christie Smith
|  Monday, Aug 6, 2012  |  Updated 10:47 AM PDT
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Fatal Shooting at Oakland Marijuana Grow

Christie Smith

There was a fatal shooting at this apartment at Webster and 7th streets, where police said someone was growing marijuana.

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Oakland police responded to an early-morning fatal shooting at a marijuana-grow operation in Chinatown on Monday.

Police said the caretaker at a duplex near Webster and 7th streets said three men broke into the operation where pot was being grown, just two blocks down from the police department.

The caretaker of the apartment then allegedly fired at one of the suspects, and killed him, police said. Two suspects are still outstanding.

One of the suspects shot a dog, police said.

This was Oakland's 68th homicide of the year.

The caretaker told investigators it was a sanctioned grow operation, and police said investigators are trying to confirm this.

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