One or two suspects are still at large following an officer-involved shooting incident that started shortly after midnight Friday and resulted in the death of one suspect, according to Oakland police.
Capt. Jeffrey Loman said residents reported a suspicious vehicle that was stopped in the intersection of Ritchie Street and Bancroft Avenue.
Loman said that when two officers arrived at the scene and approached the vehicle, which was carrying three or four suspects, one of the suspects reached for a gun. Loman said the officers feared for their lives, so they shot into the car.
The car then sped off but was abandoned about a half mile away, near Ney and Partridge avenues, he said. The suspects in the vehicle fled on foot, but a suspect who was hit by the officers was apprehended as was a second suspect, according to Loman. One or two suspects are still at large even though a perimeter was established and there was a nine-hour, house-to-house search in the area, Loman said.
The suspect who was shot was taken to Highland Hospital, where he died early this morning, he said.
Loman said a weapon was found inside the suspects’ car, but the suspects didn’t fire any shots at the two officers and the officers weren’t injured. Loman said he doesn’t know what the suspects were doing when their car was stopped in the intersection of Ritchie Street and Bancroft Avenue.
Police spokesman Roland Holmgren said arresting the suspect or suspects still at large “is very important because we want to complete our investigation in this case.”
— Bay City News