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Suspect Charged in Jack London Square Shooting



    Suspect Charged in Jack London Square Shooting
    An aerial view of Oakland's Jack London Square - the scene of a deadly shooting in April 2011.

    A second suspect has been charged with two counts of murder and  five counts of attempted murder for a shooting at a restaurant near Jack  London Square in April 2011 that left two people dead and five people  wounded.

    Lamar Lorice Fox, 23, was arrested in Oakland on Sept. 5 for the  shooting at Sweet Jimmie's at 311 Broadway at 12:42 a.m. on April 25, 2011,  that claimed the lives of William Jenkins, 27, of Oakland and 22-year-old  Adam Williams of San Leandro.

    Both were fathers of young children and Williams was an  after-school teacher's aide at Peralta Elementary in Oakland.

    Five other people were wounded in the shooting but survived.

    Fox appeared briefly in Alameda County Superior Court Monday but  his plea entry was delayed until Oct. 22 at the request of his attorney, John  McDougall, who told Judge Carrie Panetta that he needs time to review  "substantial police reports" on the high-profile case.

    Fox had been represented by the Alameda County Public Defender's  Office but an attorney with the office said Monday that it would have a  conflict if it represented him so McDougall was appointed to defend him.

    Clem Thompkins, 23, a reputed Oakland gang member, was arrested on  June 15, 2011, in connection with the shooting incident.

    Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson ruled on March 14 that  prosecutors produced sufficient evidence at a three-day preliminary hearing  to have Thompkins stand trial on two counts of murder and five counts of  attempted murder as well as for acting to benefit a criminal street gang,  using a firearm to cause deaths and great bodily injuries.

    Fox faces similar charges, including acting to benefit a criminal  street gang.