Man accused of shooting at plainclothes deputies in Oakland

Bay City News
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Castro Valley resident Sebastian Ledwick, 33, is accused of of shooting at two plainclothes deputies in Oakland, Calif. on Jan. 28, 2015.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Alameda County sheriff's officials have identified a man who allegedly shot at two plainclothes deputies while they were conducting surveillance on a suspected marijuana grow in West Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

Sebastian Ledwick, a 33-year-old resident of Castro Valley, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an occupied vehicle, according to sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, two plainclothes detectives were conducting surveillance in the 1100 block of 28th Street near Adeline Street when Ledwick allegedly fired a shot into their unmarked vehicle, causing the deputies to flee the scene.

"The guy related to the grow chases them down, points a handgun at them and fires a bullet," Kelly said Wednesday afternoon. "It hits their car, they get out of the way into a safe area, then they come back and catch the guy."

No injuries were reported and the officers did not return fire, according to the sheriff's office.

Kelly said the deputies are fine, "but there's a bullet hole through the side of their car."

In addition to apprehending Ledwick, investigators also recovered the handgun believed to have been used in the crime, according to Kelly.

Kelly did not yet know whether Ledwick will also face drug charges in connection with the suspected marijuana grow.