OAKLAND -- A man arrested last weekend in Kentucky, where he had fled, was charged Thursday with fatally shooting a man Nov. 10 near the Occupy Oakland encampment near City Hall moments after the victim was severely beaten by others, police said.

Norris Terrell, 20, of Oakland, is charged with one count of murder in the killing of Kayode O. Foster, 25, who police said he did not know.

Terrell also was charged with firing into an occupied dwelling and injuring someone for the previously undisclosed wounding of a credit union teller hit by a bullet that went through a building window after it missed Foster, police said. The woman was grazed on the arm.

Police said Terrell is on probation for robbery.

Three other men associated with Terrell were charged last month with assault in the beating of Foster before he was shot, authorities said. They were identified as Joseph Gholston, 32, Excell McKinley, 20, and Carleon Roberson, 18, all of Oakland.

Neither Foster nor any of the men charged were affiliated with Occupy Oakland. But Foster and Gholston were known to have spent time at the encampment, with Foster giving people there a different name.

The fatal shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute Gholston got into Nov. 10, possibly over alcohol, with some people at the encampment who were not involved with the movement, authorities said.

Terrell, McKinley and Roberson went to the camp when Gholston called them for help. There may have been other accomplices, whom police are trying to identify.


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They were looking for the people Gholston had gotten into the dispute with when they came across Foster near 14th Street and Broadway. Foster may have had nothing to do with the prior dispute, authorities said.

But Foster was attacked and beaten, punched and kicked. Some people from the encampment tried to stop the attack, and when Foster started to flee, he was shot, Officer Robert Trevino said. He died later at a hospital.

At least six shots were fired, one going through a window at the Western Federal Credit Union, 140 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, and wounding the teller.

Authorities said a video provided by someone in the area at the time of the shooting helped identify Gholston, who has three prior felony drug convictions.

After authorities also were able to identify McKinley and Roberson, they were all arrested Nov. 17.

After those arrests, police were able to identify Terrell as the suspected gunman.

A probable cause warrant accusing him of murder was entered into national law enforcement computers.

Police learned he had left Oakland on a bus the day after the shooting and developed information he fled to Lexington, Ky. Lexington police and U.S. marshals arrested him at a friend's home Sunday. He is expected to be extradited soon.