OAKLAND -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the head Wednesday night in East Oakland after giving his money to robbers, police said.

The man, a Dublin resident whose name was not released, was in stable condition at a hospital Thursday and is expected to recover. It wasn't known why he was visiting Oakland.

Police said the man was walking in the 6000 block of Harmon Avenue about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday when he was confronted by three men who ran up behind him.

The men, one of whom had a gun, demanded his money and he gave them an undisclosed amount of cash without any resistance, police said.

The man then began running away and the gunman fired at him, wounding him in the back of the head.

The robbers fled on foot before police arrived.

The gunman was described as black, about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 with a heavy build and wearing black clothing.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.



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