Man with a Violent History Faces New Murder and Weapons Charges
OAKLAND — Charles C. Beal, 30 of Oakland, faces charges for a murder involving a shootout with a witness. Beal who has a violent history remains in custody ineligible for release on bond, pending a plea hearing on December 9.
Beal allegedly chased and shot a man on the night of June 25. This fatal shooting occurred at an apartment complex located on the 5400 block of Bancroft Avenue. Apparently, the victim was cornered at a dead end within the apartment complex.
Meanwhile, as Beal was running away from the scene, he was confronted by a witness who saw this shooting happen. More gunfire erupted with suspect and witness firing shots at each other.
Though no one was reported injured during this subsequent burst of gunfire. Responding officers found a severely wounded man from the first shooting lying on bloodied pavement. The victim 33-year-old Ukono Hall suffered from multiple gunshots. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Following an investigation of these shootings, Beal was arrested on November 14 at 10:20 a.m., without further incident. He remains behind bars at Santa Rita Jail, where he has been previously incarcerated.
On November 16, charges against Beal were filed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to murder, Beal’s charges include four weapons-related charges.
Beal has several previous arrests on his record, and convictions for battery and illicit drug possession dating back to 2009. In fact, his probation for battery ended one month prior to his most recent arrest.