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Oakland Shooting Victim Identified As Grandson Of Former Emeryville Mayor

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Oakland early Thursday morning as 24-year-old MiAndrew Rachel, of Emeryville.

Police say they found MiAndrew’s body lying in the street in the 900 block of W. MacArthur in Oakland at 2:42 Thursday morning.  He had been shot several times, but police are not saying whether they know who shot him or why – Or why he left his home in the middle of the night. His grandmother thinks maybe he was called by a friend.

Theresa Savage raised grandson MiAndrew in Emeryville, and said she saw him after midnight sitting on the couch.

“When I got up around 6:30 going on 7…he was gone,” Teresa recalled. “So he must have got shot when he left last night.”

MiAndrew’s grandfather was a pioneering politician in Emeryville.  In the mid-90’s, Robert Lee Savage became the first African-American to serve as mayor of Emeryville.  He served two terms.

MiAndrew is Oakland’s 82nd homicide of the year.  Last year at this time there were 73.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Department’s major crimes section at (510) 238-3821.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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