OPD: Suspect, Victim Both Connected to Occupy

Although initial reports said neither the suspect nor the victim who was shot and killed near Occupy Oakland were connected to the movement, police said that was wrong.

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    NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez was just feet away from the shooting when it happened. Suddenly Jodi and her photographer found themselves in the middle of a crime scene. Here is the moment it unfolded on video, as Jodi describes what happened next.

    The man killed in Thursday's shooting near the Occupy Oakland encampment has been identified as Oakland resident Kayode Ola Foster, Oakland police said this evening.

    Foster, 25, had been staying at Frank Ogawa Plaza in the protest camp, according to his family, said Officer Johnna Watson.

    Foster was killed just before 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of Broadway on Thursday.

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    Witnesses have said the suspect was also a frequent resident at the camp in the days before the shooting.

    He has been described as a male African American, 20-25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 pounds with short hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt. Police are also seeking a second suspect, described as an African American male, in his 20s to 30s, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, 250 pounds and wearing long dreadlocks with red tips.

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    He may have had a tattoo on the back of his neck, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact major crimes unit at (510) 238-3529.

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