OAKLAND -- One of four people fatally shot within six hours Jan. 11 in different parts of Oakland has been identified as Edward Childress, 22, authorities said Wednesday.

Childress, of Oakland, was still alive and talking when he was found about 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 2300 block of East 17th Street. He died later at a hospital.

Authorities said they were delayed in releasing his name because they needed to confirm his identity and notify relatives.

Police still don't have a motive for the killing and no arrests have been made.

Childress was the first of four fatal shootings that day.

At 3 p.m. Larry D. Lovette, 30, of Stockton, was found dead at Canon Avenue and Wellington Street next to Dimond Park. Police believe he was killed elsewhere and dumped at the site. No arrests have been made.

At 4:15 p.m. Eddiebo Rodriguez, 20, of Oakland, was fatally shot as he drove a car in the 3400 block of West Street in West Oakland. Two men in the car with him were not hurt.

Police said the killing was gang related and have arrested and charged Lamar Webster, 21, of Oakland, with the killing.

The last fatal shooting of the day happened at 8:15 p.m. when 17-year-old Ken Harbin of Oakland was killed in the 9400 block of Hillside Street. No motive has been established in the case and no arrests have been made.

The four slayings brought the number of homicides in Oakland this year to six. Last year at this time there were four.


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Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money in each of the unsolved cases for information leading to the arrest of the gunmen. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.