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Four officers shot in Oakland

Discussion in 'Line of Duty Death News' started by Hawk19, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Hawk19

    Hawk19 New Member

    (CNN) -- Four police officers are in critical condition after two shootings in an Oakland, California, neighborhood, Saturday afternoon, Oakland police confirmed.

    Police say the they are investigating whether others were involved but don't believe there is another shooter.

    A suspect in the second shooting, which occurred in an apartment building, was killed at the scene, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said.
    Police received a call around 1:15 p.m. reporting two officers down on MacArthur Boulevard, Jordan said.
    A manhunt was underway for the shooter when an anonymous caller directed authorities to a building on an adjacent street where the gunman was believed to be barricaded, Jordan said.
    The gunman opened fire, wounding two more officers before police returned fire, killing the suspect, Jordan said.
    The four officers were taken to Highland Hospital, Officer Jeff Thomason said.
    Police said they are investigating whether others were involved in the incident, but don't believe there is another shooter.
    Aerial video from the scene off East 27th Street in Oakland showed crime-scene investigators blocking off a a portion of a street, and a sidewalk smeared with pools of blood.
    Law enforcement swarmed store fronts and lawns near the intersection with Fruitvale Avenue.

    California police: Four officers shot in Oakland -
  2. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Never let your guard down out there. This could happen anywhere.
  3. Big.G

    Big.G In Tactical Mode....

    I heard they are all in critical condition. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    We just heard down my way that they all died. Talk about a tragedy! This just goes to show you that nothing is routine.
  5. StbbrnMedic

    StbbrnMedic fraggle tamer

    Oh God La I hope you're wrong. How scarey!!
    Many prayers going up for these guys and their families.

    Edited to add:

    I did some searching to see if i could find anything and this is what I came up with. My heart is broken for these families both at work and at home. RIP guys.

  6. Big.G

    Big.G In Tactical Mode....

  7. MCADPD24

    MCADPD24 MassCops Member

    Sad day. Rest in Peace Officers. Thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.
  8. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Truly shocking. God bless them and their families.
  9. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain MassCops Member

    RIP brothers. Best wishes to the families of the fallen and to Oakland PD.
  10. dave7336

    dave7336 MassCops Member

    One officer killed is one too many...but four in one day? My God!!

    Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officers, their families and the Oakland Police Department
  11. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    Four officer down. Sad and tragic.May they RIP.

    I am Glad the A-hole did not make it but that does little to ease the pain.
  12. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

  13. MB720

    MB720 MassCops Member

    I read the AP article and according to their reports, a small crowd of about 20+ were taunting the first officer down in the shooting around the area where it happened. If that is true, it just infuriates me. Those people, if you can all them that, are scum.

    R.I.P. to the brave in Oakland
  14. GodblessThearmy

    GodblessThearmy New Member

    My thoughts and prayers...very sad day.
  15. mikey742

    mikey742 Subscribing Member

    Very sad day. May those Officers rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.
  16. 5-0

    5-0 Guest

    RIP Brothers.
  17. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Unfreakin real, Rip officers....may God help the families, friends and fellow officers peace and healing.
  18. robodope

    robodope MassCops Member

    RIP Brothers.Prayers the last officer pulls though
  19. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

    I'm willing to bet this all in response to the January shooting by a Transit officer.

    More than 100 arrested in Oakland 'riots'

    More than 100 arrested in Oakland 'riots' - The Daily Voice - Black America's Daily News Source

    Staff Reporter | Posted January 8, 2009 11:50 AM

    Protests erupted on the streets of Oakland Wednesday night after a young man killed by a subway police officer was laid to rest, CNN reported.

    Twenty two-year-old Oscar Grant was shot and killed on New Year's Day in a crowded BART train station by 27-year-old Officer Johannes Mehserle.
    Mehserle is accused of shooting Grant while he was lying face-down on the station platform. Grant's death prompted demonstrators to take to the streets Wednesday night, and more than 100 people were arrested by police, according to KCBS-TV.

    Officer Mehserle reportedly resigned from his post, which has hampered the police department's internal investigation because he can no longer be compelled to provide a statement to the department's investigators, KCBS reported.

    Some protesters carried signs reading "Jail Killer Cops," while others (including some shown in the YouTube video below) angrily confronted Mayor Ron Dellums.

    Some demonstrators chanted "No justice, no peace, f*** the police!" and "Pigs go home!," as shown in one of the videos below.

    "People have lost confidence in the process of the investigation," Dellums acknowledged. He said he had directed the Oakland Police Chief to investigate the homicide and not to treat the case any differently because a police officer is suspected.

    Dellums also called on protesters not to use violence to respond to violence. "Screaming and yelling and burning and harming human beings is not what we should be all about," he said. "I've given my whole life to the notion that peace is a superior idea."

    Articles written by a Staff Reporter are unsigned reports from a member of the staff.
  20. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Gunman kills 3 officers, wounds 4th in Oakland

    By TERRY COLLINS and LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writers Terry Collins And Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writers – 54 mins ago

    Sun Mar 22, 3:32 AM ET

    This is an undated photo combo of images released by the Oakland Police Department of Oakland Police officers from left: Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Daniel Sakai and Sgt. Ervin Romans. A man wanted for violating his parole killed three police officers and gravely wounded Hege during the in two shootings Saturday, March 21, 2009.(AP Photo/Oakland Police Department)


    Play Video Video:3 officers, suspect killed in Oakland shootouts AP

    OAKLAND, Calif. – A police officer was battling for his life and three more were dead after a parolee with an "extensive criminal history" opened fire at a routine traffic stop and hours later gunned down members of a SWAT team searching for him.
    The gunman was also killed Saturday, capping a day of violence that the Oakland Police Department said was the worst in its history. Never before had three police officers died in the line of duty on the same day.
    "It's in these moments that words are extraordinarily inadequate," said Mayor Ron Dellums at a somber news conference Saturday night.
    The mayhem began that afternoon, when two motorcycle patrol officers stopped a 1995 Buick sedan in east Oakland, Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said. The driver opened fire, killing Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, and gravely wounding Officer John Hege, 41.
    The gunman then fled on foot, police said, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of Oakland police, California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County sheriff deputies. Streets were roped off and an entire area of east Oakland closed to traffic.
    About two hours later, officers got an anonymous tip that the gunman was inside a nearby apartment building.
    A SWAT team had entered an apartment to clear and search it when the gunman shot them with an assault rifle, police said.
    Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, were killed and a third officer was grazed by a bullet, police said.
    SWAT team members returned fire, killing 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon of Oakland, Acting Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said.
    Officer Hege suffered brain damage and may not survive, his father, Dr. John S. Hege, said late Saturday.
    "It is a stunning thing to face," he said.
    Grieving officers at the police station hugged and consoled each other. People left four bouquets of white roses under a granite memorial wall inside the building lobby that lists 47 officers killed in the line of duty. The wall shows the last officer killed in Oakland was in January of 1999.
    Police said Mixon wielded two different weapons. One gun was used at the first scene and an assault rifle was used at the apartment building where he was hiding.
    Jordan said Mixon had an "extensive criminal history" and was wanted on a no-bail warrant.
    "(Mixon) was on parole and he had a warrant out for his arrest for violating that parole. And he was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon," said Oakland police Deputy Chief Jeffery Israel.
    Police said they did not know exactly why the officers initially stopped the suspect, but said it apparently was a routine traffic stop.
    People lingered at the scene of the first shooting. About 20 bystanders taunted police.

    Tension between police and the community has risen steadily since the fatal shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Oscar Grant by a transit police officer at an Oakland train station on Jan. 1.
    That former Bay Area Rapid Transit officer, Johannes Mehserle, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday. Violent protests erupted on the streets of Oakland in the weeks after Grant's death, further inflaming tensions.
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger planned to fly to Oakland on Sunday from Washington, D.C., to meet with police and Mayor Dellums, the govenor's office said.
    ___ Associated Press writer Tim Reiterman contributed to this report.

    Gunman kills 3 officers, wounds 4th in Oakland
  21. OfficerObie59

    OfficerObie59 Public Trough Feeder

    Somber day. RIP, brave brothers.
  22. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    RIP Officers. When I lived out there in the late 80's Oaktown was a shithole, I can just imagine now.
  23. EBPD240

    EBPD240 New Member

    R.I.P. brothers
  24. Michele

    Michele MassCops Member

    RIP, My thoughts and prayers are with your families!
  25. alphadog1

    alphadog1 New Member

    I hate when "routine" is used to describe police work. Nothing is "routine" in our line of work.

    RIP brothers.

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