Wounded Fremont Officer Survives More Surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ A Fremont police officer shot as he and another officer tried to serve a warrant on a man in East Oakland is improving after a second round of surgery on his bladder.

Thirty-nine-year-old Officer Todd Young remains in critical condition and under heavy sedation after surgery at Highland Hospital in Oakland. Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler says Young may need more surgery this week.

Steckler says Young has “pretty significant bladder and stomach injuries,” but that doctors have told him that every hour that passes is “very good.”

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Oakland police say Young was hit with two shots while trying to arrest 20-year-old Andrew Barrientos at his home on domestic violence charges last Friday.

Barrientos was arrested Saturday in San Diego.

  • Dennis & Sharon Carson

    Mr. Young; Thank you to you and all of the other brave men & women who serve our communities in trying to keep them safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this horrific moment. I’m on my way to the Santa Cruz chapter of Red Cross to donate blood. Thank you, Dennis & Sharon Carson, Santa Cruz, Ca.

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