Arrests made after OPD officer shot at, murder in East Oakland

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On Thursday, Oakland police announced that they've arrested the man responsible for shooting at a police officer near 73rd Ave. last weekend and also arrested four others for a murder earlier this month. (KGO-TV)

On Thursday, Oakland police announced that they've arrested the man responsible for shooting at a police officer near 73rd Ave. last weekend and also arrested four others for a murder earlier this month.

You can't miss the shrine to 24-year-old Anthony Stevens on the corner of 92nd Avenue and International Boulevard in East Oakland. He was killed there July 9.

"Five suspects who, without regard for anyone, began violently assaulting Mr. Stevens and fired multiple rounds in a violent gun battle that ensued," said Lt. Roland Holmgren.

Police on Thursday announced they arrested four of the five suspects who called themselves the Five Finger Mafia.

"All four of those individuals have been charged with murder," said Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy.

The fifth suspect, Tyrone Terrell, is still at large.

And then police announced another arrest, this time for shooting at a uniformed Oakland police officer who was trapped in her patrol car last weekend after being struck by another vehicle in an accident. The suspect walked up and fired one shot at her.

Oakland police tracked the suspect to Stockton where overnight he surrendered after a long standoff with a SWAT team.

"A firearm that we was consistent with the firearm used on the night of the incident was recovered," said Holmgren.

And police emphasized that in these times of strained relationships between OPD and the citizens of Oakland, that it's the citizens who have stepped up and helped the police out.

"We have been solving more of these crimes and that's an important part of rebuilding trust with communities," said Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Oakland resident Carmen Burton added, "You know sometimes you think they don't care another one bites the dust so that's a good thing."

These new arrests bring some hope to those who live in East Oakland.
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