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Armed gang member was on way to avenge killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say an armed gang member wounded by a San Francisco officer last week was on his way to avenge a recent killing.

Undercover officers stopped 22-year-old Oliver Barcenas in the Mission District on Thursday and he was shot when he pulled an assault-style pistol from his waistband and turned toward an officer.

The shooting led to protests and vandalism.

The Richmond man, who is on parole for a gang-related shooting that wounded a 15-year-old bystander, remains hospitalized.

The San Francisco Chronicle says investigators told about two dozen people at a community meeting on Monday that Barcenas was apparently seeking revenge for the Sept. 16 shooting death of 20-year-old Jesus Solis.

2nd man charged in Oakland restaurant shooting

OAKLAND (AP) — A second man has been arrested and charged in a shooting at an Oakland restaurant that left two people dead and five others wounded.

Twenty-three-year-old Lamar Fox is facing murder, attempted murder and weapons charges. He was arrested earlier this month.

The shooting at Sweet Jimmie's restaurant in Jack London Square in April 2011 took the life of Billie Jenkins and Adam Williams.

Police say the shooting was gang related and followed a fight near the restaurant's front doors. Jenkins and Williams were apparently not the intended targets.

The other defendant, 23-year-old Clem Thompkins, has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges.