On The Anniversary Of Young Man’s Death, His Mother, Council President Kaplan, Councilmember Kalb, The FBI, And The Oakland Police Department Seek The Public’s Help.
Oakland, CA – This morning at the corner of 62nd and Market, Carol Ferguson, founder of the “More Foundation,” and the mother of Patrick Demarco Scott, Jr., held a vigil in memory of her son. She was joined by Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan (At Large) and North Oakland councilmember Dan Kalb (District One). Two years ago, on February 3, 2018, Patrick Scott Jr. was waiting at the bus stop at 62nd Street and Market Street on his way to his grandmother’s house. An unidentified individual approached him and fired multiple shots.
Patrick Scott Jr., 27 years old, attempted to walk back home after the shooting as his mother Carol ran outside and then rushed him to Children’s Hospital nearby, but he succumbed to his injuries. Patrick was known as a sweet man and a homebody who spent much of his time with his family. His mother, Carol, hopes that a witness may come forward that will help bring justice for the family.
Said Council President Rebecca Kaplan, “Patrick was a victim of senseless violence, and our hope is that a resident who may have seen or heard something can help identify the shooter who took this young man’s life. There is a grieving mother and if someone out there has crucial information on this case, it can bring some much-needed closure.”
Said Councilmember Dan Kalb, “On a Saturday morning, on a busy North Oakland street, a young man lost his life. I believe there are people out there that know what happened, and I am asking them to please come forward. Every family who experiences such a tragedy deserves to know what happened, and that justice is served. This case is no different.”
Earlier this morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Division and the Oakland Police Department issued a release seeking information on anniversary of Patrick’s death and offered a combined $30,000 reward.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at 510-238-3821 or the FBI San Francisco Division at 415-553-7400.