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Demetrius Lashun Ward in custody for allegedly shot at several witnesses to a car burglary on Telegraph Av.

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Oakland police have identified a suspect today who allegedly shot at several witnesses to a car burglary downtown on Saturday afternoon. Police arrested 20-year-old Demetrius Lashun Ward this morning, according to court records. Police said that Ward allegedly broke into a car in the 1700 block of Telegraph Avenue at about 4 p.m., stole items and ran away.

Several witnesses chased after him and recovered the stolen property. But Ward allegedly came back on a bicycle minutes later and opened fire, wounding two women and two men before he fled again. All four victims suffered gunshot wounds that are not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Police said Ward is facing charges of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, a count of second degree auto burglary and violation of probation. Ward is being held without bail and scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.

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