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Oakland Officer Shoots Public Urination Suspect After Scuffle

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A police officer shot a male suspect in Oakland Friday night after he allegedly attacked officers when they attempted to detain him for urinating in public, police said.

Officers attempted to detain the man, an Oakland resident, for public urination in the 2100 block of Fruitvale Avenue at around 7:40 p.m.

Police said the man became violent, assaulted an officer, and attacked the officers with a long, metal blunt object.

An officer pulled out her firearm and shot the suspect to defend the officers, according to police.

The suspect was taken to Alameda County Medical Center for his injuries and was expected to survive.

An officer was also injured during the incident. She was taken to Summit Hospital and was treated and released.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • arch stanton

    The subject was shot because he assaulted an officer. The “public urination” is part of the story but does not deserve a place in the headlines.

    • JohnRingaux

      Wrong, it does belong in the account. It was what led up to the assault. There was another important item that should have appeared in the report but didn’t.

    • Rick

      Should we be surprised that this defiant one resisted arrest? Not!

      • eddie too

        this may be quite sexist, but women cops are always going to have to resort to guns before male cops due to their inherent physical weakness.

        women cops by nature are going to fear arrestees more than male cops.


      • Mako

        I worked with some pretty tough female officers in my time…I think going for a sidearm when unnecessary would not even cross their minds…it would get in the way of their being able to demonstrate their physical ability!

      • Ross MacLochness

        “…[W]omen cops are always going to have to resort to guns …”

        Suits me

    • STL10XWSC

      awesome. In the st louis newspaper, a few months back a headline said “Boy shot by store owner shoplifting potato chips” you actually had to read the article to see the kid pulled a gun.

      • joesharet

        Cops are arrogant pigs. We should start shooting them.

      • Bill O

        Why was the store owner shoplifting potato chips in the first place?

    • Scottie Dont

      Sure it does…it’s sensational. If they could have, they would have said “Suspected Tea Party Terrorist Gunned Down During Racially-Charged Attack on Defenseless Female Cop After Being Stopped for Indecent Acts In Dark Alley, Obama, Reid and Pelosi Have No Comment”

      …but that has too many words.

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      • Ian

        I think there will be a riot; all public urinators will be incensed by this police “brutality”.

      • bumpkin

        Ha! YOU got that right. Maybe the headline should read: “Homeless PTSD Vet Percieving Personal Attack Was Murdered by Policeman After Scaring Him to Near Death By Grabbing his Arms After He Urinated in the Street R/T Too Drunk to Walk to Bathroom 6 Blocks Away” For Pete’s Sake! Killing a man for peeing in the street? You march up to me, grab me by the arms, and yank on me, and I’d try to fight you off, too, idiots. I have spine disorders, and to grab me is to torture me. Those cops were out of line. I bet at least half those jerks have peed in a non-toilet place before. A talking-to would have been enough, and a fine, not grabbing him! Police Brutality.

      • IrishEyesAreBlue

        YOU sound like an blooming idiot!!!! You soun like a animal raised in a cave. Yes, just allow these “low-lifes” to urinate and defecate on the streets … guess you like to trample through feces and urine – then go back to the filthy cave you came out of!!!!!!

      • c

        It refreshing when the comments are funnier than the actual story. You are to start a blog on retitling news headlines of the day.

        News at 6 Pelosi blows the Presidents agenda, Boehner gets boned,

      • TheBoyblunderobama

        That will be the MSNBC version of the story put out by “Richard” Maddow on tonights show. Lol…. .

      • arch stanton


      • howdy doo

        Police are out of control.
        And, you all paid for this kind of abuse with your TAXES.

      • John

        You’re right, some of us also remember the way the media and DJs incited people to riot after the Rodney King verdict was out.

      • CommonSense033

        Nah, that wouldn’t foment a riot. They are HOPING for a riot, because that’s more ratings.

      • Ian

        Are we sure that long object was metal, or was it just hard?

      • Paul McCain

        Wow, I was going to comment on the story, but no way I would try to follow your posting.

        Bravo !

      • yiddishlion

        Dude, that’s just funny right there, I don’t care who you are.

      • ablecynic

        Young man, you have a future in journalism in the MSM!!


      • Joe1956

        ablecynic’s reply was for this post that was removed:
        Scottie Dont

        Sure it does…it’s sensational. If they could have, they would have said “Suspected Tea Party Terrorist Gunned Down During Racially-Charged Attack on Defenseless Female Cop After Being Stopped for Indecent Acts In Dark Alley, Obama, Reid and Pelosi Have No Comment”

        …but that has too many words.

      • Paul Sheiman



      • morgan

        @Dont – How politically paranoid you must be to twist THIS story into something more than it is.


      • Crabjuice

        Bumpkin- Apparently, you have a reading disability, too, or you would have noticed that, “The suspect was taken to Alameda County Medical Center for his injuries and was expected to survive.”
        You can unbunch your panties, now.

      • Ted

        I love this! Absolutely right.

      • Chris

        Now that sounds more like the garbage we have come to expect from the left. Too bad they didn’t think of it first

      • Bawlamer Merlin

        I love you, man!! But only in a beer commercial kinda way. How many liberals’, er, uh, I mean, progressives’, heads popped when they read your comment? Any guesses?

      • C. Paul Gallagher

        You won’t find a tea party person in SF!



    • Tuco

      Agree completely with ‘Arch Stanton’. A suspect resisting arrest and attacking an officer is no less dangerous…whether he’s being arrested for public urination or murder.

    • Chris Lyspooner

      Is kidnapping appropriate for urinating ? How about death for resisting being assaulted ?..

      • bob

        Yes to both

      • John Carpetta

        Resisting arrest can get you killed. The police have the authority to arrest people committing crimes, even ones you personally don’t care about.

    • Ron Reale

      He did not just “assault a policeman” out of the blue. His actions are part of the Headline. (Drunk driver resists arrest, rapist resists arrest… the criminality is ALWAYS in the headline!
      Having died so long ago, Arch Stanton wouldn’t know that!
      Ron Reale

    • Stephen

      Subject was shot because the officers were women and had to resort to shooting in what was otherwise (if male officerrs) a routine matter.

  • Loren Davidson

    I betcha John Burris is camped outside his door waiting for a chance to start a new lawsuit.

    • Rayboy

      No…Burris is gonna pursue justice for the three year old baby killed by that melee in Oakland…….wait a minute no, …. THERE’S NO $$$ TO BE MADE

  • tn

    Just remember this-… the suspect shot first….

    • granny

      Where did you get THAT from???

    • John Carpetta

      Correction: the man became violent, assaulted an officer, and attacked the officers with a long, metal blunt object.
      Same dif, really. He attacked, got killed. Long, metal blunt objects can kill, even if they aren’t as sexy as guns.

  • jam


  • Bubba

    I think burris should sue the city for not having enough public restrooms made available for the winos and 40 oz crowd.

  • Sigmund

    Glad the Officer had the where-with-all to shoot. We might have been reading headlines about an OPD death this morning if she had not. People attacking small stature Officers need to realize, they’re shootable. If I was an Officer that weighed 110 dripping wet and a 250 pound body builder attacked me, use of my handgun is JUSTIFIED!!! Just too bad the attacker was not killed by lead poisoning.

    • sjlintampa

      This whole business that cops somehow have a right to summarily execute citizens is a bunch of @(##*. If the prep had a gun or was cutting people with a knife, then maybe use lethal force, if non-lethal means are not effective. This country is turning tnto a police state

      • Jim M

        I agree. We need big Irish cops to beat people like the perp to a pulp with big mahogany nightsticks.

      • HM Phobe

        If they are attacking the cop – yes, the cop has the right to “summarily execute”

      • Chris

        Are you kidding?! The article says the perp was armen with a “long, blunt metal object”! Does that not constitute a leathal weapon to you? If someone had attacked you with it they’d be charged with assault with a deadly weapon! If this dirtbag went after the two officers with it then he’s lucky to be alive. There was also one officer injured in the incident, so I fail to see your problem with this.

      • sjlintampa

        Maybe the guy thought that the arrest was unlawful…..

        Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

      • bob

        Glad you think that “long blunt metal object” was not something that could bash your head in with, or do a job on your face, so if your coming at me with anything that could harm me, and I had a gun, you bet your sweet axx I’d empty the whole chamber in your direction.

      • sjlintampa

        bob@ maybe instead of trying to kill the guy…I’ll pull out my tazer or pepper spray and attempt to incapacitate the dude before I try to kill him.

    • marty

      Small folk should not be members of a profession where violence is inevitable. Just like large people should not be jockeys.

    • PCamerica

      This is what happens with the pussification of the police forces to be PC.

    • Marbran

      Is the use of a handgun justified only when it’s a cop under attack? Every law abiding citizen should be allowed concealed carry for just this reason.

      • Regulas


      • bob

        That’s why I live in Arizona, where concealed carry is legal. Assault me, my wife or kids and you’ll only have one chance to do it, after that one try, you’ll never get a second chance.

    • BlueStarFlag

      If an “officer” weighs just 110 llbs dripping wet then she should be waiting tables or a Dr’s or lawyer’s receptionist. She has no business riding around in a squad car trying to prove she’s as tough as a man.

  • Fed up tax payer

    Could only happen in that stupid cow’s Barbara Boxers District!
    They should have shot him in his pee pee!

  • glenp

    no mention the subject was BLACK

    • ablecynic

      And p*ssed off!

      • McDade

        That will make this a DOJ priority for violating the guy’s civil rights…….

    • rufus levin

      If he was HOMELESS, then public urination occurred at his HOMEPLACE. When you gotta go…you GOTTA go.

  • Melvin

    Which weapon did he use? From the story line it appears that he had already discharged his weapon.

    • Darrell

      This made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

    • John Carpetta

      “the man became violent, assaulted an officer, and attacked the officers with a long, metal blunt object.”

  • Dennis Rutherford

    Well let me see. I wonder how long it will take for the race riots to start.

    • Chris

      I was wondering the exact same thing.

  • Bankroller

    I thought golden showers were encouraged and rewarded in Frisco?

  • Bob Purcell

    Remember, guys, always keep your back to the road–and if a tree isn’t available there’s usually a trash can full of spent Tampax in the alley—

    gawd, I’m glad I’m not urbane.

  • Heartland Patriot

    There is NO CRIME IN OAKTOWN…Jerry Brown cleaned that place up when he was the Mayor…just ask him…

  • marty

    I thought that the US supreme court had prohibited making biological functions illegal, if there is no public facility available. Anyway, urine is a great fertilizer, and it is much greener to pee in the yard, than to use clean water to send it to the sewage treatment plant, where it will cause eutrophication of the waterways. Why do the cops care? I’ve been to Oakland, and I’m sure they haven’t run out of felonies.

  • mikejoe

    You California sewer rats please stay out of Oregon. Thank you.

  • John

    Maybe it wasn’t a “long, metal blunt object” but something else they saw… hey it’s possible. Lol

  • Robert

    If you want more citizens shot, hire women police officers. If you want less citizens shot, hire blacks. FBI stats.

    • luckydog

      Good point.women will not and should not tolerate verbal or physical threats, a

  • thonas jefferson

    the new Police Sate- shoot first and ask questions later
    (officer suspended WITH pay) until an “investigation” concludes
    welcome to east germany san francisco

    • Spiro Andritsis

      quickest way to early retirement…shoot anybody and yippee retired.

    • Jim M

      Right! They violated his constitutional right to resist arrest.

  • bobito

    Should have tased his wiener…….Hey “Don’t Tase Me Bro” especially when I’m taking a Pee! Just amps the charge!

  • Darrel

    They did not shoot the criminal viloent thug for urinat They shot him for assault on peace officers. Good Shoot. I hope the thug is dead.

    • max ventura

      Peace officers? Yea right. You must stay at home alot a watch tv. Police threaten people for the simplest of things. I had police friend that use to brag if an arrestee gave them lip they would not restrain the handcuffed arrestee in the backseat during transport. Then he said “we would get up to 50 or 60mph and slam on the brakes”.

      • Dad

        That’s a very common cop trick, as is the smash to the genitals while conducting the pat-down. They usually do it behind the desk, where the camera can’t actually catch the action.

    • Marbran

      Peace officers? Do not call them that. They are ‘law enforcement’ officers. They are there to apprehend anyone breaking any of the thousands of laws that are on the books. They could care less about any ‘peace.’ Besides, if there were more peace, they’d be out of a job.

  • JohnnyFreedom

    I love how the headline is written to speak against the police. (typical San Fran-Sicko liberal spin) He attacked and tried to harm and possibly kill police officers. The fact that he was peeing before holds no relevance. The perp got what he deserved (world would be better off if it killed him) and cops did what they had to do.
    Good job officers!

    • sjlintampa

      You are a moron

    • Say No to SS Thugs

      I guess you are one of the ones rooting for the New Nazi Empire where all deviants will be executed? Your day will come.

  • HSRMonitor

    Thank God he was killed before HSR brought him to the valley.

  • BrunoT

    Maybe he just had Uromysoticis poisoning. It can be very serious, you know.

  • terry

    Why are people being asked to call Homecide if the Suspect is expected to survive? Did he drown someone during his urination? Or is the vice squad busy.

  • bfife48

    Thank heavens there are no police on a golf course. :)

    • Jim M

      Why? Most golfers don’t assault cops. That’s the issue. The perp turned a minor incident into a felony and got what he had coming.

      • BlueStarFlag

        So what, they’re not trained to use those batons anymore? Battery was dead on her taser? Hell, they got tougher R.O.E. in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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