Berkeley Woman Dies Of Gunshot InjuriesTiffany Hsu is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected]
Monday, April 3, 2006
A Berkeley single mother was fatally
shot in her car in Oakland on
Tuesday night, Oakland police said.
Police found Aberial Denise
Bradley, who would have turned 41 on
Sunday, dying from gunshot wounds
in her car at 9:05 p.m. on the 2800
block of Brookdale Avenue, said
Oakland police Sgt. Brian Medeiros.
Bradley’s car had collided with a
utility pole, Medeiros said, though he
did not know if Bradley was shot while
driving or after the car crashed.
After being transported to Highland
General Hospital in Oakland, Bradley
was pronounced dead at 9:44 p.m,
Medeiros said Bradley, who worked
as a home care nurse for elderly
patients, was shot at close range multiple
times, though he would not say
where on her body she was shot.
Police had responded to calls from
residents of the area who reported
hearing gunshots and the sound of a
vehicle crashing, Medeiros said.
Bradley had dropped her 8-year-old
son off at a relative’s house about half
an hour before she was found in her
car, Medeiros said.
Police said they do not know why
Bradley had been in the East Oakland
area where she was found and have
not established a motive for her shooting.
“We’re keeping an open mind to
everything,” Medeiros said. “We’re just
trying to backtrack her activities for
that day, to talk to anybody to shed
Bradley’s death marks Oakland’s
34th homicide of the year. At this
point last year, there had been 14
homicides in Oakland.
The Oakland Police Department
and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are
offering a reward of up to $10,000 for
information about the case.
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