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730RE: [GoRaiders-BAM! Right in the eye!] 'Raiderman' dies after shot from gang gunfire enters Fruitvale residence

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  • Antoinette Gonzalez
    Oct 31, 2005
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       RIP " RAIDERMAN " LARRY. NOW YOU WILL GO FROM THE BLACK-HOLE TO THE LIGHT!!!!!!! Antoinette " sadness in my heart " Gonzalez 


      From:  wonderfulkat�
      Reply-To:  GoRaiders@yahoogroups.com
      To:  GoRaiders@yahoogroups.com
      Subject:  [GoRaiders-BAM! Right in the eye!] 'Raiderman' dies after shot from gang gunfire enters Fruitvale residence
      Date:  Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:44:30 -0000
      >Wayward bullet kills man in home
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      >'Raiderman' dies after shot from gang gunfire enters Fruitvale residence
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      >http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_3168369
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      >FROM STAFF REPORTS
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      >OAKLAND � An Oakland Raiders follower, known to Black Hole fans as
      >'Raiderman,' was shot and killed early Sunday morning while watching
      >television with his mother in the living room of his Fruitvale
      >district home.
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      >The bullet tore through a wall of his family's one-story green home
      >and pierced his eye, killing him, police said.
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      >Police said the bullet that hit 41-year-old Larry Gamez in the head
      >was an errant round from gunfire involving two groups outside his home
      >in the 3600 block of East 16th Street.
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      >The area near the house is associated with gang activity and police
      >investigating whether that played a role in the shooting.
      >
      >Whatever the reason for the shooting, police said, Gamez was an
      >innocent victim.
      >
      >"He wasn't doing anything except minding his own business," Sgt. Lou
      >Cruz said. "Whatever happened outside was an incident that wasn't even
      >involving him."
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      >Gamez, who was disabled, was known for his outlandish Raiders costume
      >in which he painted half of his face silver and half of it black. He
      >kept pictures of himself taken at every game, posing with other fans,
      >friends and Raiders cheerleaders. Several cheerleaders signed his
      >photo album, calling him the number-one Raiders fan.
      >
      >"You could walk down the street with Larry and everyone knew him,"
      >said Bob Coughlin, Gamez's brother-in-law.
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      >He was also an Oakland A's fan and rarely missed a game. His family
      >described him as a kid inside of a 41-year-old'sbody and said he was
      >easy to talk to.
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      >"He's the kindest person you'd ever want to meet," Gamez's nephew
      >Marcus Gamez said. "He'd talk to you about anything."
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      >Along with watching sports, Gamez was also an avid bowler.
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      >He was youngest of five siblings and was close to his mother,
      >comforting her after his father's death last year. The family is
      >thinking about selling the home where the two lived together.
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      >Cruz said after the Sunday shooting, Gamez's mother called
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      >9-1-1 telling a dispatcher "my baby boy's been shot."
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      >Gamez had fallen asleep watching television when he was hit. The
      >bullet that hit him came through a wall, hit the entertainment center
      >and a coffee table before hitting Gamez in the face.
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      >Other relatives were present inside, but none were hit by any gunfire
      >police said.
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      >By the time police arrived, the shooters had fled and no other
      >witnesses could immediately be found.
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      >It was the second time random gunfire had hit the Gamez home. Larry
      >Gamez was badly shaken in May when a bullet shattered the glass window
      >of the family's front door as he sat on the porch. His family said he
      >never sat on the porch again after that incident.
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      >Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in
      >reward money for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.
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      >  Anyone with information can call police at 238-3821 or Crime Stoppers
      >at 238-6946.
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