An 18-year-old Richmond man was charged with murder today for allegedly shooting to death an Oakland woman last Friday in retaliation for an earlier incident in which his friends were shot.Dajuan Flemming is also charged with attempted murder and discharging a gun in connection with the shooting incident in the 3200 block of San Pablo Avenue last Friday that left 24-year-old Giovanna Warren of Oakland dead and another women injured, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers.The man who drove the truck from which Flemming allegedly fired shots while sitting in the passenger seat was also arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder for allegedly being an accomplice but Rogers said there is insufficient evidence to charge the man.Rogers said authorities believe the shooting incident on Friday was in retaliation for a shooting two days earlier at about 11:50 p.m. March 25 in which someone in a red Mustang shot three of Flemming’s friends in the 700 block of Sycamore Street in Oakland.Flemming was present at that shooting but wasn’t hit, Rogers said. Flemming’s friends survived their wounds, he said.The Mustang had been stolen two days before the Sycamore Street incident, Rogers said.On Friday afternoon, Flemming spotted the red Mustang and started chasing it, but the car went out of his sight before he could open fire, Rogers said.But Flemming then saw the Mustang a second time and fired shots that killed Warren and wounded the other woman, Rogers said.Warren’s 7-year-old son also was in the car but was unharmed, he said.The prosecutor said Flemming “may have shot at the wrong people” because police don’t know if Warren or the other woman had any connection with the incident on Sycamore Street.”It wasn’t very clear thinking” on Flemming’s part, Rogers said.He said it’s also unknown if Warren or the other women knew that the Mustang was stolen or had any role in the theft of the car.Flemming was scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior
Court today on the charges against him.
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