E. 14th on & off to Hwy 238 in San Leandro shut after Al. Co. Sheriff's kill suspect of crime spree. ETO 9:30am pic.twitter.com/zsWcgNqUsz— Kim McCallister (@McCallisterKim) September 22, 2015
Early this morning a suspect who has not yet been identified went on a shooting rampage that began in East Oakland and ended near the on-ramp for Highway 238 in San Leandro at E. 14th Street, where he shot at CHP officers and another vehicle before Alameda County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed him.
As CBS 5 reports, the first shooting was a drive-by just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of 105th Avenue in East Oakland. A pedestrian was struck by a bullet and is expected to survive.
The suspect apparently escaped in a black Dodge Durango SUV, which was spotted by officers at 2:20 a.m. traveling westbound on I-580 near 150th Avenue. The suspect then ditched his vehicle on the freeway near 164th Avenue and managed to elude officers on foot. He then apparently attempted a carjacking around 2:30 a.m., which failed, and was reported running on-foot on the I-238 freeway.
CHP officers then received a description of the suspect, and the Contra Costa Times reports that they then confronted him at 2:35 a.m., at which point he gave chase and began shooting indiscriminately, firing on officers and hitting another vehicle before he ran to an alley next to the E. 14th Street onramp, where he engaged officers in a shootout. And that's where he was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesperson J. D. Nelson told CBS that the situation was especially difficult because "Clearly we had a person who didn't care where those bullets were going."