Lil Theze, a Vallejo rapper has been identified as one of the robbers killed on Thursday night at an Oakland gas station after trying to rob former police, Captain Ersie Joyner. Joyner was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He is now in the ICU in stable, but serious condition, according to police.
Lil Theze songs include Mod Shit, Still Tripping, Pressure, 1000 Blues, and Everything I Love.
Multiple sources have identified Lil Theze as the robber shot at the Oakland Gas station
Many social media posts, including from a production company that worked with him, have identified the person shot and killed by retired Oakland police Capt. Ersie Joyner as Vallejo rapper Lil Theze. The shooting occurred at around 1:00 p.m. at the 1700 block of Castro Street where Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner was putting gas into his car when he was approached by multiple people who tried robbing him.
According to Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong, at some point during the robbery, shots were fired injuring two people, including Joyner.
At the moment, it is unclear who shot first, but Joyner was shot multiple times. The other person who was shot died at the scene.
Chief Armstrong says the motive is unknown at this time. An investigation continues as police look for other suspects and a black sedan getaway car involved.
UPDATE:Viewer discretion: Surveillance video shows retired @oaklandpoliceca Capt. Ersie Joyner getting robbed at @Chevron at 17th & Castro, opening fire & killing one of the suspects & then getting shot. Other robbers at large. Joyner seriously wounded at hospital. 6 p.m. @KTVU pic.twitter.com/9V2BWVInHV
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) October 22, 2021
Henry K.Lee pf KTVU wrote on Twitter, “UPDATE: Viewer discretion: Surveillance video shows retired @oaklandpoliceca Capt. Ersie Joyner getting robbed at @Chevron at 17th & Castro, opening fire & killing one of the suspects & then getting shot. Other robbers at large. Joyner was seriously wounded at the hospital. 6 p.m. ”
Joyner was previously the head of Oakland police’s Ceasefire program, a community-oriented approach to gun violence, before his retirement in 2019.
“Rest In Peace to Vallejo’s Lil Theze. The Vallejo rapper has passed away today. We send our condolences to his loved ones & friends. #RIPLilTheze 🙏🕊️” wrote Thizzler On The Roof in a tribute.