Man sentenced in fatal Oakland bar shooting

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Updated: 3/20 1:46 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of two men convicted in a fatal shooting at an Oakland restaurant and bar has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

An Alameda County judge issued the sentence against 25-year-old Clem Thompkins on Wednesday in connection with the 2011 shooting at Sweet Jimmie's.

Two men were killed and five others wounded when prosecutors say Thompkins fired an assault rifle into the bar. Thompkins and the second defendant, 25-year-old Lamar Fox, had allegedly gone to Sweet Jimmie's looking for a rival gang member who had flashed a gun at them.

The men who died, Adam Williams and Bill Jenkins, were in their 20s and had no gang ties.

Fox and Thompson were convicted of first-degree murder last year. The Oakland Tribune reports that Fox is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10.


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