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Local musician robbed, dragged to death

A who man died after being robbed and then dragged from a vehicle in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon was identified by police Thursday as 40-year-old local musician Dave Deporis.

Oakland police said officers responded at about 12:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 400 block of Rich Street and found Deporis suffering from traumatic injuries.

He was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

No suspect information in the case was immediately released by Oakland police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or a tip line at (510) 238-7950.

Deporis’ friends said on a posting on Facebook that a “Celebration of Life” for him will be held at Sol Gate Studios at 3015 Myrtle St. in Oakland on Sept. 9.

The friends said that location is:

“….the artistic space and community he loved so much — where he spent the last morning of his life.”

Deporis’ friends said:

“We ask everyone who knew him to share memories, images, videos and music…It is our duty, as friends and family, to keep his philosophy, creations, and memory alive.”

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