Oakland man riding stolen motorcycle shot by officers after attempted carjacking at gunpoint: Police

ByRyan Curry KGO logo
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Oakland officers shoot armed carjacking suspect, police say
A man riding a stolen motorcycle was shot by Oakland police officers after leading them on a chase and attempting to carjack someone at gunpoint.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A man riding a stolen motorcycle was shot by Oakland police officers Friday after attempting to carjack someone at gunpoint, according to authorities.

It all began when officers saw the motorcyclist driving erratically near 98th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue.

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Oakland police decided to have their helicopter follow the suspect above until he crashed near 105th and International. They observed the suspect run from the scene and try to carjack someone at gunpoint.

Nearby officers responded and police say they ordered the suspect to drop his gun but he did not comply. That's when officers fired their guns, striking the suspect.

Police say he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were harmed during the incident.

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the department.

Oakland police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened, have information or video to contact them at (510) 777-3333.

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AC Transit has canceled all routes leading to that area. It says that no AC riders or employees have been injured from flying bullets and that The 1T Tempo bus line is the only bus that runs along that route. It is being detoured to go around the scene.

The agency said that buses can be tracked with ACT RealTime.

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