Pittsburg man ID’d as recent Oakland homicide victim

OAKLAND — Police have identified a Pittsburg man who was shot and killed in an early morning Aug. 20 homicide.

Michael K. Jones, 38, was killed a little before 3 a.m. on the 500 block of 17th Street in Oakland. A second person who was with Jones escaped injury, police said.

Police said Jones and his friend had been visiting clubs in the area and was standing outside conversing with women when at least one person shot him from a passing vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been announced, and police have not released the suspected motive.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or 510-238-3326  or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this report

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