Robber Killed by Police Captain Identified as Rapper Caught on Camera
A retired Oakland police captain involved in a deadly shootout was recovering in the hospital on Friday after he was shot during a robbery that left one suspect dead and another injured from the gunfire.
Ersie Joyner, who retired from the department two years ago after a 28-year career, was in stable condition at Highland Hospital in the intensive care unit. Most recently, he owned a cannabis company.
The man, who was reported by several outlets as Vallejo rapper Lil Thesis, was declared dead on the scene. His identity was initially withheld until a close relative’s notice was confirmed. The other man who was shot was wounded and taken to the hospital, police said.
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