OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in East Oakland on Saturday evening, a police spokeswoman said Sunday.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue around 7:50 p.m., Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said.

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The boy, later identified as Oakland resident Davon Ellis, was found suffering from a gunshot wound, Watson said.

Banners remembering the boy are posted in his neighborhood.


14 year old Davon Ellis was gunned down Saturday, February 28th, 2015 in East Oakland. There is a $20,000 reward for his killer. (Photo by Troy Flint, Oakland Unified School District)


(Photo by Troy Flint, Oakland Unified School District)


He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Watson.

Based on a preliminary investigation, Davon was walking with his friends when he was shot, she said.

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No other injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, according to Watson.

Police Chief Sean Whent released a statement on the shooting, saying “All violent crime is tragic, but when the victim is a child it is even more so.”

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the homicide.


Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police Department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Davon Ellis’ family has set up a memorial fund at: http://www.gofundme.com/nhfs7o

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