Oakland Police Department

11/29/2023 | Press release | Archived content

Arrest Made in November 2023 Homicide Case

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2023

OPD News:

Arrest Made in November 2023 Homicide Case

  The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has arrested James Wheeler of Oakland in connection with the homicide of Johnny Johnson. The fatal shooting occurred on November 21, 2023, in the 6900 block of Bancroft Avenue.

Thanks to the tireless and collaborative efforts of OPD officers assigned to the Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC), Patrol, ARGUS, and Homicide Investigators, Wheeler was arrested on November 24, 2023.
 The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against Wheeler for his involvement in the homicide.

Background:

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred on November 21, 2023, in the 6900 block of Bancroft Avenue, just after 11:30 PM. When officers arrived, they located a victim seated inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound(s).

OPD and Oakland Fire Department (OFD) personnel provided medical treatment to the victim, but unfortunately, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPD Homicide Section at (510)238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510)238-7950.

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