Very large crime scene at 27th and MLK for OIS pic.twitter.com/NSfS2YP7kx— Alan McCann (@AlanSbcg) August 12, 2015
Protestors blocked off-ramps at Interstate 980, broke windows at an Oakland City Center Starbucks, and set fire to a Confederate flag last night, reports CBS SF, responding to the killing of an armed 24-year-old suspect about whom few details have been released.
That killing, writes the Chronicle, followed a car chase that ended in a downtown crash. Police say they shot the suspect, who allegedly attempted a carjacking after the crash, when he approached them holding a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun.
"When the officers confronted the suspect, the suspect still had the firearm," said police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
There were three officers involved: One with seven years of experience on the force and the others with one and six years of experience. One officer attempted to keep the 24-year-old alive with a trauma kit, though the young man was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The killing marks the third shooting involving city police to result in death this year and the second in 9 days.
Confederate flag gets lit up in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/i6UQbjgWos— Ⓐltschmerz (@bhayes743) August 13, 2015
The incident began about 2:40 p.m. when officers in the area of 69th Avenue and International Boulevard in East Oakland spotted a car that was connected to an armed robbery. The chase ensued.
“[W]e do have body-worn camera footage of the event that we are reviewing,” Whent said.
UPDATE: The freeway is clear of protestors, the 27th off ramp from WB 980 is still closed. Please continue to use caution in the area.— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) August 13, 2015