OAKLAND, Calif. - Oakland police shot and killed a man Sunday near the MacArthur BART station, which began as a call to the fire department for a man down in the street.
Police say the man they shot at a home in the 900 block of 40th Street had a gun-- and refused commands to drop it.
KTVU’s cameras were rolling as at least one officer fired multiple rounds and other officers took cover behind a tactical vehicle. Officers then moved in and found that the man had been hit. They treated him at the scene- but he died from his injuries.
Capt. Roland Holmgren said the call first originated at 6 p.m. with a report about a person down. Initially firefighters responded and those firefighters called for police after discovering that man had a gun. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
Oakland police, Internal Affairs, and the District Attorney's office are investigating.