OAKLAND — Two longtime friends got into an argument about a dog loose on the streets of East Oakland. It ended with one man dead and the other man being arrested and charged with murdering him.
This fatal stabbing occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on March 16. It happened outside where the victim 19-year-old Jalain Dickson lived on 64th Avenue.
It seems the two young men who frequently hung out together began arguing furiously. Investigators learned their animosity concerned the victim allowing his dog to roam freely.
Their heated words escalated to violence. Apparently, the victim punched the suspect, who responded by chasing after him and fatally stabbing him.
Before first responders arrived on the scene, Dickson was able to identify his assailant to a witness. The victim was later transported to a hospital, where he died shortly afterward.
The suspect identified is 18-year-old Martez E. Penn of Oakland. Officers located and arrested Penn about an hour later. Penn was taken into custody two blocks away at 6035 Holway Street.
Penn purportedly told investigators that he acted in self-defense, but later he apparently admitted to chasing after and stabbing the victim.
Penn was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he remains in custody pending his arraignment. Charges for murder and use of a deadly weapon were filed against Penn on March 19th.