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Darrell Johnson and Keith Davis fatally shot in Oakland homicide on Mead Avenue

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Oakland police have identified two men fatally shot in the city early this morning. Police said Darrell Johnson, 21, of Oakland, and Keith Davis, 19, of El Sobrante, were the victims of the shooting reported at about 1 a.m. in the 800 block of Mead Avenue.

No arrests have been made and police said they do not know the motive for the shooting. In a separate incident early this morning, police said they were called around 2:30 a.m. to a report of a stabbing in the 5800 block of Walnut Street and found that a woman had been stabbed to death. Police haven’t released the victim’s name or any information about a suspect or motive in the case.

The three killings bring the number of homicides in Oakland this year to 130, the highest total since 2006. According to police Chief Howard Jordan, five of the homicides have been ruled to have been justified, leaving Oakland with 125 criminal homicides so far in 2012.

Jordan and Mayor Jean Quan announced Thursday that the Police Department is bringing in police expert William Bratton for advice and returning to a neighborhood policing model in an effort to fight Oakland’s crime problem.

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