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.”
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.