UO Grad Killed in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland Police say a University of Oregon graduate was shot and killed Wednesday night.

Aya Nakano, of Emeryville, California, would have turned 23 years old Thursday, police said.

Investigators say Nakano’s vehicle was rear-ended. Nakano and the two suspects got into a confrontation after they pulled over, and Nakano was shot and killed. The suspects then sped away, investigators say.

Nakano graduated from the UO College of Arts and Sciences in 2012 with a degree in sociology.

Oakland Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened or the suspect’s newer, silver four-door sedan to call (510) 238-3821. A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.


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  1. Reis says:

    And the culprits? Police are on the look out for . . . ? Light skinned or dark skinned?

  2. Mel says:

    It’s Oakland. And a shooting. The police aren’t looking anymore. There’s been a dozen more murders since this one. And do you really think a light-skinned person did the shooting?

    The lesson here is to stay out of Oakland. If you get into a car collision in a dicey area, drive to a relatively safe area and call the police.

    The collision was probably a set up for a robbery, which turned into a murder.

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