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Posted: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
KTVU.com and wires
OAKLAND, Calif. —
A 13-year Oakland Police Department veteran is recovering after being shot in East Oakland Friday night, a spokeswoman said.
The incident occurred shortly after two uniformed officers responded just before 5:30 to the intersection of 47th Ave and E.12th Street on a report of a car crash.
A 26-year-old Oakland woman was driving a dark green Impala with her 19-year-old brother from school. The brother said they collided with a red Camero that ran a stop sign.
The brother said the other driver, who identified himself as Carlos, got out of the Camero and asked if the brother and sister were OK.
Just as police arrived, he ran off.
While on scene of the accident, officers heard nearby gunfire. Both officers investigated on foot to render aid if needed or investigate any possible criminal activity.
As they approached the scene, officers encountered an armed suspect.
The suspect reportedly shot one of the officers and fled on foot.
Both officers pursued the suspect a short distance and then arrested him nearby and recovered his gun.
At least one officer fired at the suspect during the encounter and pursuit. The suspect was not hit and remains in custody Friday evening.
“Even after he was shot in the leg, he was able to successfully capture him and take him into custody without further incident,” said Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan
The brother and sister said the gunman matched the description of the driver who ran from the accident and that he had a distinctive bruise under his left eye.
A bystander said the suspect tried to steal a bicycle and that may have set off the original shooting that sent police chasing him.
Jordan expressed outrage that this was the second time in a week a police officer has been shot while investigating a violent crime.
“After shooting at someone else and still have the audacity shoot at one of our officers, that tells us the level of violence we're dealing with,” Jordan said.
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