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Posted: 3:24 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013
KTVU.com and Wires
OAKLAND, Calif. —
A police officer shot and injured a burglary suspect carrying what turned out to be a replica gun in West Oakland Friday afternoon, according to police.
Oakland police Sgt. Arturo Bautista said police responded to a reported burglary in progress at 3327 Chestnut St. at 2:26 p.m.
After officers set up a perimeter in the area, two suspects came out of the house, one armed with what appeared to be a gun and the other with a knife, Bautista said.
One officer fired a single shot that hit the suspect carrying the gun in the shoulder, Bautista said. He was taken to a Highland Hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
The other suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary.
Bautista said the gun the wounded suspect was carrying turned out be a replica. The suspect also had a criminal record for burglary, he said.
Police believe the residents were not home at the time of the incident.
Area access has been restricted on Chestnut and surrounding blocks.
This is the second time an Oakland police officer has fired a gun in the past 36 hours.
On Wednesday night, an officer shot an unarmed teenager mistaking him for a robbery suspect.
KTVU has learned Friday the teenager’s family is preparing to take legal action.
Friday's incident is being investigated by the Department’s Major Crimes Section, and an independent and concurrent investigation is being conducted by the department’s Internal Affairs Division.
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