Around 2:15pm on January 19, 2014, 19-year-old Derryck Harris and his childhood friend, 19-year-old Lamar Broussard, got into Broussard’s car to drive up to the store. Within minutes of leaving they were ambushed by unknown suspect(s). Derryck and Lamar were both killed in the hail of gunfire that erupted at the intersection of 100th and Longfellow Avenues in Oakland, California. Just three weeks earlier Lamar’s 13-year-old brother had been shot and killed a few blocks away.
Despite the shooting happening in broad daylight, no witnesses have identified the shooter(s). Detectives, along with the mothers of each victim, have publicly asked for witness cooperation on a number of occasions. Detectives have not commented on if they believe the two shootings are connected and have not named any suspects.
If you have any information on the unsolved murders of Derryck Harris and Lamar Broussard please contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Unit at (510) 238-3821 or their Anonymous Tip Line at (510) 238-7950.