Oakland man faces federal charges in shooting near high school

OAKLAND — An Oakland man is facing federal gun charges, after he admitted to returning fire when two unknown assailants unloaded more than 40 shots at him, according to court records.

Dmonieya Deshaun Green was fired at by two men in a Cadillac Escalade last May, and in response, pulled out a pistol and fired back. When police arrested him three months later, he admitted to returning fire and to selling the gun afterwards, according to federal prosecutors.

Authorities say during the shooting — which happened one block from McClymonds High School — 61 shots were fired. Forty-four of those shots came from the attackers, and 17 were allegedly fired by Green. Cars and buildings were struck by bullets, but no one was hurt or killed.

Surveillance footage shows Green holding the pistol, and by July, police had arrested him in connection with the shooting. Green has a prior conviction for possessing a concealed weapon in 2013, court records show.

Green admitted to police that it was him on the surveillance. He said he had purchased the .40 caliber pistol from an unspecified person, and sold it after the shooting, for about $500, according to prosecutors.

Green was charged Feb. 4 with being a felon in possession of ammunition, court records show. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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