On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at around 1:40 p.m. Oakland Police began a vehicle pursuit in East Oakland of a car containing three occupants. The chase initially began with one patrol vehicle, but over the span of the next ten minutes many more units would be deployed to create a perimeter and box the car in. At one point an Officer requested but was denied permission to use a PIT, which is a maneuver in which the police car hits the rear end of the car being chased. The impact is intended to make the driver to loose control of the vehicle.
After a while, the three occupants bailed from the car. Two were detained while another person ran eastbound on Bancroft and was shot within seconds by either a chasing officer, or one that was coming to cut him off.
Police say a loaded gun was recovered, but it is not clear how the man shot posed a threat to officers.
From police and witness’s accounts, the man was fleeing the police.
Witnesses on the scene claim the man didn’t pose a threat. One even held a sign that read. Stop killing our People. . . . The man died from his wounds.
This is OPD’s Press Release OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
If you like what you’ve seen or read, feel free to
Donate at https://www.wepay.com/donations/wecopwatch
Check out more of our content at http://wecopwatch.u9pav6di2v-dv13xq9yq4gq.production-example.runcloud.site/
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/WeCopwatch
Watch Videos at http://www.youtube.com/WeCopwatch
Check up on us at https://twitter.com/WeCopwatch