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5 Detained After Undercover Police Officer Shot In Oakland

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An Oakland Police Cruiser.

An Oakland Police Cruiser.

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.

The street was closed after the shooting as police carried out a manhunt on Seminary Avenue between Harmon Avenue and East 17th Street, but no evacuations were ordered.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, the street had reopened and police had detained five suspects. Two have been arrested on parole violations, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

All are men and are believed to have gang ties, police said.

It is not clear whether the suspects realized that the victim was a police officer.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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