A spokesperson for the Alameda Sheriff’s Department said deputies worked jointly with the Oakland PD in order to arrest a parolee and two suspected gang members. The men were detained due to indicators they were involved with the shooting of an officer earlier in the week.
The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm. He has since been released from medical care.
The incident unfolded when the officer was sent to Foothill Blvd. to investigate a fatal shooting of a teenage Oakland man. Upon arriving to the scene the suspects, along with three other men, opened fire. It is not believed the shooting was provoked. A department spokesperson reportedly said the officer was unable to return fire due to his injuries. He was, though, able to place a call for help.
Additional members of the Oakland PD responded to the scene a short time later. The Alameda Sheriff’s SWAT team was also called. The California Highway Patrol’s helicopter was also employed to help search for the shooters. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. It is unclear whether others were involved with the crime. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Sheriff’s department. Tips can be placed anonymously.
Those arrested were taken to the Santa Rita Jail to be booked and processed. Their names and bail amounts have not yet been released. It is believed the defendants could have had their bail set in excess of $1 million each based on the severity and nature of the crime. Further, the parole will likely have a no-bail hold and will be ineligible for pre-trial release.