Oakland Police Officer Shoots At Gun-Wielding Teenage Boy

OAKLAND (BCN) – A 15-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of pointing a gun at two Oakland police officers in the parking lot of a grocery store in East Oakland late Sunday night, police said Monday.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Holly Joshi said two officers approached two males near the intersection of 38th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard around 11:45 p.m. Sunday but the pair started to run away.

In the parking lot of the nearby Lucky Market at 4055 MacArthur Blvd., the 15-year-old suspect brandished a firearm, prompting one of the officers to shoot at him, Joshi said. The officer missed and no one was injured.

The boy then surrendered to the officers and was arrested, and his loaded gun was recovered at the scene, she said.

The second suspect is still at large.

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  • Tours Martel

    While I’m sure the young thug’s mama is happy, it’s back to the range for the officer. Heaven help the innocent folks downrange!

  • Thug Hatea

    Thug’s mama is happy that her baby daddy still has to pay child support. Unfortunately another thug will be back on the street in a few hours and incarcerated in the future costing taxpayers hundres of thousands of dollars. It’s tragic the officer missed, when you point a gun at a cop, you are likely to get shot at, hitting the target would have saved taxpayers many dollars down the road.

  • Kevin

    they’re idiots shooting at the police.

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