Chauncey Bailey Project

Breaking news: Loaded shotguns taken from bakery compound, says officer

Exterior of Your Black Muslim Bakery Nov. 30, 2005. (Bob Larson/Contra Costa Times)
Exterior of Your Black Muslim Bakery Nov. 30, 2005. (Bob Larson/Contra Costa Times)

Exterior of Your Black Muslim Bakery Nov. 30, 2005. (Bob Larson/Contra Costa Times)

By Thomas Peele, The Chauncey Bailey Project

OAKLAND — A police officer is testifying this morning in the murder trial of journalist Chauncey Bailey that he seized two loaded, sawed-off shotguns from the bedrooms of key players in the case.

One, a 12 gauge Remington, was under a bed in defendant Antoine Mackey’s bedroom, the officer, Bruce Christensen of the Oakland Police Department, told jurors.

The other, a 12-gauge Mossberg, was found outside a bedroom window. Bailey’s confessed killer, Devaughndre Broussard, told a grand jury that was the Bailey murder weapon. It was loaded with five rounds, Christensen said.

The officer also testified he recovered more than a dozen rifle bullets from Broussard’s bedrooms.

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Mackey and Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV are facing murder charges in connection with Bailey’s death on Aug. 2, 2007, and the deaths of two other men in the summer of 2007. They have pleaded not guilty. Bailey, the editor of the Oakland Post, was working on a story about financial troubles at the bakery when he was killed.

Prosecutor Melissa Krum told jurors in her opening statement that evidence will show that firearms and ammunition were pervasive in the bakery compound.

  Chauncey Bailey Project reports are also being featured at:
Center for Investigative Reporting
Maynard Institute
New America Media
San Francisco Bay Guardian

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