2 dead after police and suspect shootout at Toyota service center

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The suspect in a Toyota service center shooting in Albany exchanged gunfire with Berkeley Police Department officers Thursday morning. 

According to police, both the suspect and an employee of the store were killed. 

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said that witnesses saw the suspect shoot a female employee at the Toyota Service Center. 

When police responded, a shootout ensued. 

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín said the suspect was shot by the officers.

The relationship between the suspect and the Toyota employee is unknown at this time.

At 11:14 a.m. Berkley police responded to a shooting at the Toyota Service Center in Albany. At the scene, officers found a victim and a suspect. 

A shootout between the Berkeley police and the suspect occurred. 

The shooting happened inside the auto shop, and there were other people there when it happened, ACSO said.

There is an internal investigation underway to determine if the officer followed department protocol in the shooting, Berkeley police officials said.

Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín released a statement following the shooting.

Berkeley’s first responders leapt into action and into harm’s way this morning, and their rapid response may have prevented further casualties. We are grateful to our officers for putting their lives on the line to confront this armed suspect. On behalf of the City of Berkeley I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family.  The number of guns on our streets continues to pose an unacceptable threat to our community and the many women and men who go to work every day to protect us.”


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