Oakland

Two in Custody After Shooting at Off-Duty Cop's Vehicle

Two suspects are in custody after allegedly opening fire on an off-duty Oakland police officer's vehicle Wednesday evening. 

The officer was unhurt and it was unclear why the suspects fired at the officer's vehicle in the first place.

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BREAKING: Suspect Who Opened Fire on Oakland, CA Cop in Custody

A suspect is in custody related to Saturday's attempted shooting of an Oakland police sergeant, authorities revealed on Thursday.

The incident occurred Saturday evening after Oakland Police Sergeant Nadia Clark crashed her patrol vehicle while en route to a call.

After crashing her vehicle, someone allegedly walked up to her patrol car and opened fire. 

Sgt. Clark, who was stuck in the patrol car due to an air bag deployment, was miraculously not struck by gunfire in the incident. 

Police arrested a suspect in the case early Thursday morning in Stockton, CA following a standoff. A gun consistent with the one used against Sgt. Clark was recovered at the scene.

The suspect's identity has not yet been revealed.

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Oakland, CA Police Officer Shot at While Sitting in Patrol Vehicle

An Oakland, CA police officer was shot at while sitting in her patrol vehicle on an unrelated vehicle accident last night.

The officer was not struck by the gunfire but was taken to a local hospital for unspecified injuries.

The incident occurred just after 9:30 pm Saturday night when the officer, described as a supervisor, responded to the scene of a vehicle accident. While sitting in her patrol vehicle, an unidentified man approached her car and opened fire.

"Shortly after the collision, a male suspect approached the supervisor’s vehicle and fired a round striking the patrol vehicle," a department official said.

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7 Years Later, Law Enforcement Community Still Mourns Tragic Loss of 4 Oakland Officers

Photo: Michael Macor/The Chronicle

Photo: Michael Macor/The Chronicle

Monday marked the 7-year anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks on California law enforcement.

On March 21, 2009, four Oakland, CA police officers were shot and killed by Lovelle Mixon, a convicted felon whom authorities would later discover had raped two women at gunpoint just hours before his deadly encounter with law enforcement.  

The incident began when Officer John Hege and Sergeant Mark Dunakin pulled Mixon over on MacArthur Boulevard for a traffic violation. Mixon opened fire on the officers and, after both Hege and Dunakin fell to the ground, stood over the officers and again shot them execution-style.  

Both Officer Hege and Sergeant Dunakin would die from their injuries.  

Mixon fled the scene and a police manhunt ensued. He would eventually be tracked down to a nearby residence with the help of a citizen who saw the incident and was familiar with Mixon.  

SWAT team officers would eventually make entry into the residence. Mixon, now laying in wait, would again fire upon the officers, killing Oakland SWAT Sergeants Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai.

An Oakland police sergeant and Alameda County deputy would eventually shoot and kill Mixon. 

Thousands of mourners would attend the funeral for Sergeants Dunakin, Romans, Sakai, and Officer Hege, filling Oakland's Oracle Arena and paying remembrance to four officer lost in the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11.

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