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July 02, 2012

Police: 2 fatally shot were on their way to kill

Officers who were trailing the suspects decided to stop the shooting before it took place

Marin Independent Journal

OAKLAND, Calif. — Four East Bay men have been charged with trying to kill a rival last year in a conspiracy that ended when police privy to the plan because of a phone wiretap shot and killed two of their associates, according to court documents.

Police had been close-lipped about the officer-involved shooting 13 months ago, but more details emerged Friday when the District Attorney's Office charged the four suspects.

The families of Davon Jackson and John Sloan parolees killed in the police operation have filed a lawsuit alleging that officers used excessive force in the fatal shooting in the Upper Fruitvale neighborhood on May 18, 2011.

Full story: Police: 2 fatally shot were on their way to kill

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