Ex-Felon Charged with Murder for December Shooting
(by Jeff Shuttleworth) – A three-time felon has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a man in North Oakland in December, prosecutors said.
David Catrell Shivers, 40, appeared in Alameda County Superior Court this week in connection with the shooting death of Rodney Dawayne Lee near the intersection of Apgar and West streets, several blocks from the MacArthur BART station, at about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12.
Shivers, who was charged last week, was scheduled to enter a plea today but at the request of his attorney his plea entry was postponed until Feb. 26.
Oakland police released only minimal information about the fatal shooting and never released Lee’s name.
Officer Jose Barocio wrote in a brief probable cause statement that multiple witnesses identified Shivers as the person who shot and killed Lee.
In addition to murder, Shivers is charged with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Prosecutors say Shivers was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm on Oct. 18, 2016, a little over a year before Lee was killed, of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base in 2008 and of sale and transportation of a controlled substance in 1998.