Oakland suspect holds child hostage during hour-long standoff with police, 2 others die in separate incidents

A particularly violent night resulted in the Oakland police responding to multiple scenes including one involving an armed man holding a young child hostage and two other events that left three people shot – two of whom died. 

Oakland police arrested an armed man after he was reportedly barricaded inside a home with a child Friday night around 10 p.m. on Outlook Drive. 

Police said they received reports of a person armed with a firearm engaged in a domestic dispute, adding in a press release on Saturday that they were able to "safely take the armed individual into custody."

In video from the scene, the man exits the home with his hands up, while holding a little girl. The girl looks to be about 2 years old. 

Oakland police have not released any information about why the man was barricaded or his relation to the girl. 

Officers had their guns drawn, and were yelling at the man over a loudspeaker to come out with his hands up, video shows. 

People at the scene said police were using multiple different tools to try to get the man out of the house. There was a drone in the air, armored vehicles and a police robot. 

Once the man was arrested, the girl was taken and given to someone in the back of a police car. 

It was a busy night in Oakland with multiple violent incidents, including two separate shootings that left two people dead. 

Oakland police responded to a shooting on the 3600 block of 38th Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Friday.

"When officers arrived, they located a victim who sustained a gunshot wound(s)," police said in a statement. "Paramedic personnel responded to the scene to provide medical attention. The victim was transported to an area hospital where they were unfortunately pronounced deceased."

A few hours later, officers responded to an area near the 1000 block of 12th Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to investigate multiple ShotSpotter notifications. Once on scene officers found two victims with gunshot wounds. 

"Unfortunately, one victim was pronounced deceased near the scene," police said in a press release. "The second victim was transported to an area hospital where they are listed in stable condition."

No identities were released in the multiple incidents that occurred Friday night and early Saturday morning. 

Anyone with information regarding these events is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section at (510)238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510)238-7950.