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* Oakland Police Find a Woman Killed and Marlon King Wounded in Alleged Murder and Suicide Attempt

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An Oakland man who allegedly shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself is in critical condition tonight, a police spokesman said. Oakland police went to a home in the 2500 block of 67th Avenue at about 2:50 p.m. to conduct a welfare check after being called by a concerned neighbor, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said. The neighbor had received a text message from one of the home’s occupants, saying a “suicide
was imminent,” Thomason said. Officers found Marlon King, 45, and a 46-year-old woman both suffering gunshot wounds in a bedroom. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and King was listed in critical condition at a local hospital, Thomason said. Homicide investigators believe King shot and killed the woman
before turning the gun on himself, according to Thomason, who said King had been depressed about his employment status. King had allegedly notified friends and family of his intentions to take his own life as well as that of the female victim, Thomason said. He did not immediately release the relationship between King and
the victim. Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Oakland police homicide detectives at (510) 238-3821

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  • Wow, I knew Marlon growing up. He used to go with my neice and hang at our house playing. I am said to hear of this. My condolences to his sister Michelle and the rest of the family.
    Phyllis from Hudson Ave…

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