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* Oakland Suspect 26-year-old Steven Reed Charged With Murder While Running From Police And Causing Fatal Crash Which Killed Marquita Bosley

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A San Lorenzo man who allegedly killed an Oakland woman when he sped through a stop sign while fleeing from police was charged with murder today, according to Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers.Rogers said he also charged 26-year-old Steven Reed with reckless driving while evading a police officer in connection with the incident Wednesday night that claimed the life of 25-year-old Marquita Bosley. Rogers said Reed, who also was injured in the crash, was expected to be arraigned late today at his room at Highland Hospital in Oakland.He said there’s a no-bail hold on Reed for allegedly violating his probation for his previous convictions of being an accessory after the fact in an assault with a firearm case in 2005 and for possession of drugs for sale in 2002.Bosley’s 19-month-old son, Naiere Burgess, who was a passenger in her car, was also injured in the crash and remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital Oakland, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
Oakland Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan said the incident began about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday when two patrol officers spotted a black Acura Integra driven by Reed traveling erratically in the area of West Grand Avenue and West Street and attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop on him.Jordan said Reed continued to drive at a high rate of speed and went through a stop sign at 18th and West streets, where his car collided with a black Hyundai Accent driven by Bosley. Bosley was critically injured and later was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital in Oakland, according to Jordan.Jordan said the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while parallel investigations are conducted by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Police Department’s internal affairs, homicide and traffic divisions.Jordan said the investigations will determine whether the officers were in compliance with the department’s vehicle pursuit policy.

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