OAKLAND (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) –Oakland police said two officers shot and killed a parolee after he fled on foot and appeared to be reaching toward his waistband.

Deputy Chief Jeff Israel refused to say Tuesday whether a weapon was found on Derrick Jones’ body after Monday night’s shooting in the 5800 block of Trask Street.

However, an attorney for the family of the 37-year-old Oakland man claimed witnesses he had spoken to said that Jones was not armed and was not reaching toward his waistband when officers opened fire.

Police said officers were responding about 9:40 p.m. to reports of a domestic dispute between Jones and a woman when he fled on foot. Israel said that during the chase, an officer saw a metal object in Jones’ hand.

Multiple officers fired rounds from their service pistols, and the gunfire hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The officers involved in the shooting were not injured, and their names had not been released as of Tuesday.

The investigation into the shooting was ongoing and authorities asked anyone with information to contact the Oakland Police Department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821.

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Comments (5)
  1. 4YOULORD says:

    I no longer believed that we are dealing with moral or honest police officers. I have experienced first hand how corrupted and dishonest they really are. Everyday we must choose to have mercy and compassion for others regardless of color. Everyone is fearfully now and I am afraid things are only going to get worse. There may still be a few good cops out there please stand and speak up!

    1. bari says:

      running from the police (even if they are corrupt) is not the answer. Let them arrest you, if they are corrupt, the truth will eventually come out…to any corrupt police officers out there: go ‘f’ yourself and die (you should not take such a respected position and take advantage of it).

  2. bari says:

    As soon as you are fleeing from the police you are suspect. I personally believe police should be able to shoot as soon as you flee because MOST people that are willing to flee are willing to SHOOT. People that are desparate are willing to take lives of others (including police officers) to get out of trouble. Police officers deserve more lenience because they put their lives on the line every day, and I am tired of people trying to defend true CRIMINALS. There are police that are corrupt, but for the system to work properly, you need to comply with the system, THEN contest it. Cooperation is key.

  3. death to the crooked officer says:

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