Paris Powell who was shot while feeding the homeless with his family in East Oakland early Wednesday morning has succumbed to his injuries, a police spokeswoman said. Police responded to the 1000 block of 47th Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after someone flagged down a California Highway Patrol officer to report the shooting, Oakland police Sgt. Holly Joshi said. Officers found the man and his wife suffering from gunshot wounds, and they were taken to a hospital. The woman’s injuries were minor but the man died at the hospital, Joshi said today.
Police released his name as Paris Powell, also known in the neighborhood as “Brother John,” and that he often fed the homeless. Joshi said the couple and their two young children had been handing out food to people in the area and had pulled over to the side of the road. An unknown suspect then pulled up alongside them and began shooting, Joshi said. No arrests have been made in the case.
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