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Oakland Police Department CA
Saturday June 6th, 2015 :: 05:02 p.m. PDT


Oakland Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

On June 6, 2015, at 7:27 AM, the Oakland Police Department Communications Section received a call from the Oakland Fire Department regarding an unresponsive driver who had a firearm in a vehicle that was located at the Lakeshore off ramp of westbound Highway 580.

Uniformed patrol officers, a Sergeant and Lieutenant responded to the scene. Officers gave verbal commands by using a loud speaker(PA system) in an attempt to establish communication with the driver to have him safely surrender. The driver was not responsive.

Officers then deployed beanbag rounds at the vehicle in an attempt to gain the driver’s attention. The driver was not responsive.

Throughout the incident officers continued to give verbal commands via the loud speaker. Officers then approached the vehicle and used a metal pipe to break the passenger side glass in an attempt to establish communication with the driver. Officers were able to confirm a firearm was inside the vehicle.

The subject responded and then upon further contact a confrontation occurred and one officers deployed their Taser; one of the officers discharged their firearm, striking the subject. Paramedics, who were waiting nearby, transported the subject to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the male died as a result of his injury.

Inside the vehicle officers recovered a loaded handgun with an attached illegal extended magazine(see attached photos). It has been reported that the same vehicle was used in a burglary that occurred last night in San Francisco.

No officers or fire fighters were injured. Officers had their body worn cameras activated during this incident; investigators are reviewing the footage and continuing to interview witnesses and collect area surveillance footage .

This is the first fatal officer involved shooting involving a member of the Oakland Police Department since May 2013.

Consistent with Departmental policy, this officer involved shooting must be investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section, the Oakland Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

Information remains preliminary at this time.

The Oakland Police Department is committed to transparency, and a full and complete investigative process that requires information be limited in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation. For this reason, only preliminary details that do not compromise the investigation will be released. Additional information will be released as soon as practical.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.

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