An allegedly armed suspect who was said to be behind a carjacking incident on Saturday was shot and killed by Oakland police.
At about 3:00 in the afternoon, officers were deployed to the 2600 block of Fisher Avenue in East Oakland following armed carjacking reports, according to the police department’s statement, San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Law enforcers attempted to reach the unknown assailant close to the 49th and Clark streets.
The suspect, however, “fired several shots at officers” and escaped through a stolen vehicle.
Police said officers and a police helicopter were deployed to catch the suspect who fled to the 5900 block of Ocean View Drive in North Oakland. There, the suspect started hitting police vehicles.
The suspect was shot by the officers. He sustained injuries and later died at a local treatment facility.
PIO officer Kim Armstead said all officers were safe and no more suspects were reported.
A stolen firearm and another loaded one were retrieved by the police.
No additional information was immediately released.
On Sunday afternoon, Armstead said the investigation continues and no further details can be revealed.
Police said the investigation is handled by the Police Department’s Homicide Section, Internal Affairs Division and the Oakland Community Police Review Agency.
“This has been a very violent night in the City of Oakland,” according to the police.
Moreover, a separate homicide and another shooting incident on Saturday evening were also under investigation.
The Police Department said Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong is set to give more information about the series of incidents on Monday.
A day before the shooting incident, the San Francisco police also shot a man who was using a harmful weapon in the South of Market area. The man was also killed.