Oakland Police Continue to Investigate Mysterious Murder of Data Scientist

The killing has a neighborhood bordered by Broadway and 51st streets on edge.

Police continue to investigate the mysterious murder of a data scientist in Oakland.

Investigators spent Tuesday talking to people who saw a suspicious person running away from the area where 30-year-old Brian Bole was found shot to death. Police are also gathering surveillance video and retracing Bole's steps before he was killed.

"I just moved here, so it's kind of makes me keep my guard up even more and hope we can find the guy who did this," Oakland-resident Rebecca Lehman said.

Bole's killing has a neighborhood bordered by Broadway and 51st streets on edge. Neighbors are also keeping candles lit at the site where Bole was found shot to death.

"There's a lot of angst among residents as to be expected," Oakland Police Lt. Roland Holmgren said.

Holmgren, who leads the police department's homicide unit, said it does not appear Bole was robbed. Bole still had his phone and other personal items when he was found, according to Holmgren.

Bole was a data scientist who worked in the health services field on the Peninsula. He was walking home from a local bar when someone shot and killed him before he got there.

A woman found Bole laying dead in the street early Sunday morning in the area of Richmond Boulevard and Frisbie Street.

Bole's family is now in the Bay Area from Florida as police continue to investigate the fatal shooting.

"Our net is huge. Anybody with information, whether it's the victim last seen or a possible person who kind of raises your suspicion to the area, that's the information we need to get," Holmgren said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department at 510-777-3333.

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