Cop shot after pulling over big rig driver


MOST POPULAR: Video, stories and more
CRIME MAPS: Track crime in your neighborhood
SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you from ABC7 News

The officer and his partner stopped the big rig around 3:45 a.m. at 66th Avenue and Coliseum Way, Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said.

The driver of the big rig allegedly got out of the vehicle and fired shots at both officers, according to Thomason.

One of the officers was shot in the foot, and the other officer returned fire at the suspect, he said.

The suspect then got back into the big rig and was pursued by police until he crashed the big rig, Thomason said. The suspect then managed to escape again.

The officer who was shot was taken to an area hospital and has since been released.

       Today's latest headlines | ABC7 News on your phone
Follow us on Twitter | Fan us on Facebook | Get our free widget

Copyright © 2024 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.