Oakland Police Identify Woman, Chased and Fatally Shot at Close Range, in One of Four Homicides on Same Day

OAKLAND — Police have identified a 27-year-old woman who was chased down and fatally shot at close range after she tripped while running from her attacker.

Nicole Marcy, a Seattle native who lived in Oakland, was fatally shot around 4:45 a.m. on July 19, on the 1200 block of 18th Avenue in East Oakland. She was the third of four victims of fatal shootings across the city that day.

Police have not made any arrests. They say the masked gunman who killed Marcy was seen chasing after her on International Boulevard and caught up with her on 18th Avenue after she tripped and fell. He then stood over her and shot her multiple times, police said.

While processing the homicide scene, police learned a second victim, a 39-year-old man, had checked himself into Highland Hospital that morning. The man was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his legs, but survived.

Police believe that Marcy called the 39-year-old man to pick her up while hiding from the suspect. When the man arrived to the area, the gunman opened fire at his vehicle. He sped away and stopped at a friend’s house before heading off to the hospital, authorities said.

Three hours earlier, a married couple in their 40s were found shot to death in their bedroom on the 1100 block of 89th Avenue, police said. That incident is still under investigation.

At 11:30 a.m. on July 19, Reginald Keith West, 55, of Pittsburg, was fatally shot inside a Jaguar, which crashed on 106th Avenue south of Bancroft Avenue shortly after the shooting, police said.


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