General Crime

* Voltaire Philips Identified as Oakland Murder Victim from 85th Avenue and Birch Street

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Police have identified a man found shot to death in East Oakland early this morning as 31-year-old Voltaire T. Philips, Oakland police
spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said. The shooting was reported at 2:48 a.m. in the 1900 block of 85th Avenue, near Birch Street.
Arriving officers found Philips just outside the door of a home suffering from a gunshot wound, Thomason said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomason said the case marks the city’s 99th homicide this year. No arrests have been made in the case.

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