Oakland police investigate officer-involved shooting

Oakland police are investigating a shooting in which an alleged burglar, who was armed with a fake gun, was shot by an officer.

April 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several streets in West Oakland are blocked off as Oakland police investigate an officer-involved shooting. It's the department's second in three days.

Details are still coming in, but a police spokesperson tells ABC7 News that officers were responding to a home burglary in progress near Chestnut and 34th Street. They confronted two burglars, one of which had a knife, the other had what turned out to be a fake gun.

A female officer opened fire and shot the suspect with the replica gun. No word yet on whether he pointed it at the officer or what sparked the shooting.

Police are only saying the burglary suspect was shot in the shoulder and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Just yesterday, Police Chief Howard Jordan admitted an officer shot an innocent person Wednesday night while investigating an armed robbery in downtown Oakland.

That shooting victim was considered a suspect but was later found to be innocent.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest on this developing story.


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