Oakland: Trial begins in case of double killing at Jack London Square bar

Paul T. Rosynsky (Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times) | October 30, 2013

OAKLAND — Massacre. Bloodbath. Insane.

Those are the words, a prosecutor said Wednesday, that have been used to describe a shooting two years ago that left two men dead and five other revelers injured at a Jack London Square bar.

It was a shooting that resulted in “total devastation” and was perpetrated by two West Oakland gang members “on a mission to hunt down a rival gang member,” deputy district attorney Tim Wellman said.

With bloody pictures of the victims flashing on a large-screen television, Wellman pointed to Clem Thompkins, 25, and Lamar Fox, 24, and told the jury of nine women and three men, “Their goal was clear — to kill.”

Thompkins and Fox each face life in prison without the possibility of parole in the shooting that resulted in the death of Billy Jenkins, 26, and Adam Williams, 22.

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