One person dead after shooting incident involving Oakland police

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An investigation was launched for a shooting that involved an Oakland Police Department officer that occurred on Tuesday. 

On November 7, at around 4:00 a.m. Oakland police responded to a ShotSpotter activation on the 300 block of Frank Ogawa Plaza. 

At the scene, officers found an individual suffering from a gunshot wound/s. 

The individual was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Oakland Police Department confirmed the officer involved in the shooting was a sergeant on his way to work. 

According to OPD’s preliminary investigation, officers learned the ShotSpotter activation was connected to the officer-involved shooting. 

Bullet casings were recovered at the scene.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, per policy, according to OPD. 

According to OPD, the Oakland Police Department, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, and the Community Police Review Agency are all investigating the fatal officer-involved shooting.


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