The first death took place at the Alta Bates Medical Center around 4:05 AM, when a replacement nurse administered a fatal dosage of non-prescribed medicine to 66-year-old Oakland resident Judith Ming. According to police, Ming had been receiving treatment at the hospital since July 2011. OPD investigators were summoned to the scene by Alameda County Coroner’s deputies and are investigating Ming’s death.
Later that Afternoon, a man was murdered shortly before noon on the 3200 block of Hannah Street in West Oakland. Police officers responding to reports of a shooting found a 20-year-old Roberto Guzman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Guzman was pronounced dead at the scene.
At 4:56 on Sunday afternoon, two uniformed OPD officers pulled over a car in the 1800 block of 99th Avenue for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the car the passenger took off running, but was cornered in the 9900 block of Cherry Street. A struggle ensued, and according to police, the officers detected a gun on the suspect’s body. The suspect also allegedly threatened the officers. During the struggle, one officer fired their gun, fatally wounding the man. Although medical treatment was administered, the suspect died on scene.
Police recovered suspected narcotics and a loaded firearm from the scene. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. The officer who fired his gun has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard practice after officer-involved shootings. The incident is being investigated by OPD’s Major Crimes Unit, Internal Affairs Division and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
The driver of the vehicle sped off while the officers gave chase, and is still at large. Police have not provided a description of the car.
Anyone with information about any of the three incidents should contact OPD’s Major Crimes Section at 510-238-3821.