Teen on ecstasy killed man, Oakland cops say
Henry K. Lee
Saturday, July 11, 2009
An 18-year-old man high on ecstasy shot and killed a man with whom he was playing dominoes, Oakland police said Friday.
Pierre Goins was charged with murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in the slaying of 33-year-old Julius Batiste, who was shot on the 2300 block of Humboldt Avenue in the Fruitvale district about 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Witnesses said Goins had ingested several ecstasy pills and, along with Batiste, had been among a group of people playing dominoes. Batiste got up to get a drink and, for no apparent reason, Goins shot him in the back four times, said Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Tom Rogers.
Goins, who has a previous conviction for possession of marijuana for sale, was arrested Wednesday night at a home in Stockton.
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