General Crime

* Alfred Thomas,Kaneesha Mallard,Levi Boynton And Tamar Anderson All Killed In A Wave Of Violence In Richmond

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The Contra Costa County coroner’s office has identified four people who died in a wave of violence in Richmond over the weekend, including a carjacking suspect killed in a shootout with police.Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Friday, a man and woman were killed at the 76 gas station at Imperial Avenue and Carlson Boulevard, Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said. The victims of that shooting were Alfred Thomas, 20, of Rodeo, and Kaneesha Mallard, 19, of Hercules, according to the coroner’s office.No arrests have been made in that case, police said.A few hours later, a 20-year-old Vallejo man was killed in a shootout with Pinole police after a carjacking and police pursuit.The man, Levi Boynton, was suspected of being one of three men who carjacked a victim in the 1400 block of Tara Hills Drive in Pinole at about 1 a.m. Saturday.Soon afterward, Pinole police officers spotted the stolen car and attempted to stop it, but the driver refused to yield and a pursuit began, French said.The stolen car traveled into Richmond on Richmond Parkway before turning onto Atlas Road where the driver lost control of and crashed, French said.After the crash, there was an  exchange of gunfire between Pinole police officers and at least one of the three suspects, and Boynton was killed.The other two suspects have been taken into custody, French said.Later Saturday, Richmond police found Tamar Anderson, another victim of a homicide.In that case, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 2800 block of Virginia Avenue shortly before 11:50 p.m. Saturday and found Anderson, a 34-year-old Richmond man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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