MAN FALLS FROM UPPER DECK AT OAKLAND RAIDERS GAME: OAKLAND (AP) — A football fan appeared to deliberately jump from the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum during an NFL game between the Raiders and Denver Broncos, police said Friday.
Police initially called the Thursday night fall an accident. But a preliminary investigation revealed the man either jumped or climbed over a wall on the third deck and fell to the concrete of the lower concourse moments after kickoff, Oakland police Sgt. Chris Bolton said Friday.
The man was treated at the scene by emergency personnel and taken to a hospital where he was listed in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Eyewitness accounts were inconsistent, but Bolton said the incident was not the result of foul play.
"This is not a criminal investigation, and no follow-up is being done in connection to a criminal case," Bolton said.
The man's name has not been released. It is also not known if alcohol may have been a factor.
The Raiders issued a statement late Thursday.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman and his family and friends," the team said.
3 CHARGED WITH MURDER IN LAUNDRY THEFT DISPUTE: ANTIOCH (AP) — Three men have been charged with murder for the shooting death of a man they wrongly suspected in the theft of their clothes in a California apartment laundry room.
Antioch police investigators say 32-year-old Juan Jose Hernandez was killed last month after an argument with the suspects over missing laundry.
The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/1266UnB) says 24-year-old Jeremy Mark Griffin, 24-year-old Boise Alexander Duggan and 28-year-old Johntue Felix Hinds were charged on Wednesday with murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Police say the Griffin and Duggan discovered their clothes missing from the laundry room and Hinds joined them when they went to an apartment to confront Hernandez.
Hernandez wasn't involved in the theft of the clothes.
2 KILLED IN BYRON-AREA CRASH, INCLUDING A CHILD: BYRON (AP) — A head-on collision between a semi and a sedan killed a young woman and a child on Friday afternoon.
The victims' identities were not immediately released, pending notification of their relatives, but KTVU-TV reports the child was under 10 years old. Details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.
East Contra Costa County fire officials say the crash was reported about 3:19 p.m. on Byron Highway and Clifton Court.
California Highway Patrol officials say the road will remain closed as crews investigate the accident.
CHP says the collision also caused a diesel spill over the California Aqueduct, and Caltrans crews are on scene cleaning it up.
Traffic was mounting near the scene Friday evening, and CHP officials say there is no estimated time for reopening.