Woman in Custody with Bail Denied for a Man’s Murder in East Oakland
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Written By: Jim Emerson
OAKLAND — A woman suspected of murder was apprehended less than one mile away from where a man was fatally shot in East Oakland. The suspect Tyja Braswell, 21, of Oakland, has a violent history and she is ineligible for release on bond.
The shooting occurred near the intersection of International Boulevard and 102nd Avenue on March 19 shortly before 8:30 p.m. Officers responded to investigate a report of a shooting in the vicinity.
Responding officers found a man and a woman both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to a hospital for medical treatment. Unfortunately, the man died at the hospital on the following day.
The Oakland police homicide unit took over the investigation. In a prepared statement Oakland police said. “Due to the combined efforts of OPD’s patrol units and homicide investigators Braswell was safely taken into custody.”
Braswell was taken into custody near 9500 Cherry Street on October 11 at 1:08 p.m. She was booked into the women’s unit at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Authorities threw the book at Braswell who now faces 40 charges and special allegations. These include murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Braswell has a violent history. In 2020, she was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other weapons-related charges. She was convicted for assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to prison at Central California Women’s Facility.