Witnesses: Oakland police shot man with hands up


The shooting happened late Sunday afternoon near 10th and Cherry Streets. According to The Bay Citizen, the mother of an 11-year-old boy says her son watched the shooting from a bedroom window. The boy says the man threw an object over the fence into their yard and left his hands raised. Police later said the object was a gun.

But a neighbor across the street tells The Bay Citizen he saw the suspect throw a bag of drugs over the fence -- not a gun -- and put his hands up before he was shot by an officer standing behind him. Oakland police and the Alameda County DA's office are investigating.

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