Vigil held at site of officer-involved shooting in Oakland

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Friday, August 14, 2015
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People gathered for a vigil early Friday evening at the site of Wednesdays' fatal police shooting in Oakland.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- People gathered for a vigil early Friday evening at the site of a deadly police shooting in Oakland.

This comes after Wednesday's demonstration where protesters briefly brought traffic on I-980 to a standstill. They were angry over the fatal officer-involved shooting of an armed robbery suspect that happened Wednesday afternoon.

Friday evening, the Alameda County coroner identified the man shot as Nathaniel Wilks -- a 27-year-old resident of Oakland.

Oakland police say an armed robbery, car chase and attempted carjacking ended at the intersection of 27th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Oakland police say the suspect pulled a gun, so they fired.

This is a situation that has sparked continued outrage from some members of the community.

Armed robbery suspect shot, killed by Oakland police during chase

After the officer-involved shooting, dozens of people gathered at the intersection and demonstrated in force. Sometime during their march the window of a Starbucks was broken.

The protesters had been accusing police of an unjustified shooting. But according to preliminary information from an autopsy report, police say Wilks was facing the officers and he was armed.

And an attorney for the police union has told the San Francisco Chronicle that body cameras worn by the officers show Wilks aiming a gun at them.

ABC7 News spoke to the sister of Wilks' girlfriend. She told us about some of the outrage they are feeling within their family.