OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Oakland police have ended their manhunt for suspects involved in a shooting that injured a plainclothes officer on Monday evening, police said.
The shooting happened around 6:20 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Seminary Avenue.
Police Chief Howard Jordan said at a Tuesday morning news conference at police headquarters that the plainclothes officer was in the area following up on a shooting that occurred in the neighborhood early Sunday evening.
The officer was working as part of a new violence-reduction crime team created by Jordan, and was alone when he was confronted by several suspects and shot, Jordan said.
He suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and was taken to a hospital. He was treated and released Monday night.
Jordan said the officer, whom he called experienced and “one of the best undercover officers” in the department, is resting at home Tuesday.