Antonio Lamont Powell Charged with Murder

OAKLAND, CA —Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Y. Price announces two counts of murder were filed today against Antonio Lamont Powell, alleging he killed his girlfriend while her one-year old baby was in bed with her, then shot and killed her 13-year old daughter. Powell is also charged with felony assault for shooting another child who was visiting the home at the time of the murders.

Powell is also charged with 4 separate counts of felony child abuse because other minor children witnessed the shootings.  Along with the charges, Powell also faces enhancements for using a firearm and also for causing great bodily injury.

Powell currently faces 110 years-to-life in prison if convicted of all the charges in the complaint.

“This case is a horrific example of gun violence that has no place in our community,” said DA Price.  “These murders were extraordinary in their level of violence and prevalence of vulnerable victims and my office is committed to making sure the defendant is held fully accountable.”

Powell is currently a parolee-at-large from Oregon, on parole for domestic violence. He is being held at the Alameda County jail without bail.

This case remains an ongoing investigation. The Office will not be making any further comments in order not to compromise the case.


Contact: Public Information Officer Angela Ruggiero // (510) 919-0081