Man Resists Armed Robbery In Oakland, Gets Shot, Kills Gunman

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A 20-year-old suspect who tried to rob an 18-year-old man at gunpoint in East Oakland on Wednesday afternoon was killed when the younger man fired back at him in self-defense, police said Friday.

The man who was killed was identified by police as 20-year-old Nakia Polk of Oakland.

Police said Polk confronted the 18-year-old man, who he didn’t know, in the area of 23rd Avenue and East 26th Street at 2:18 p.m. on Wednesday, pointed a gun at him and tried to rob him.

Polk shot the 18-year-old when the younger man resisted but the 18-year-old was able to pull out a gun and shoot Polk, according to police.

Polk was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 18-year-old man, an Oakland resident whose name hasn’t been released by police, was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital, where he’s in critical but stable condition, according to police.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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One Comment

  1. Richard says:

    did the person who shot back have a ccw, or was he illegally carrying a gun on himself, and I thought you had to be 21 to own or purchase a gun in CA,

  2. brian booth says:

    I would say it is a good conclusion that he did not have a Concealed Carry Permit since it is almost impossible to get one and the likelihood that an 18 year old would have one in pretty much impossible. So I will assume that he was illegally carrying a gun which means that even if he was justified in killing the guy in self defense he still committed a gun crime and should be prosecuted. I will say that the restriction on getting a CCP should be relaxed so that anyone can get one provided a deep background check does not turn up any issues.

  3. Ahhhh. The beauty of the 2nd Amendment. Victim 1 – perpetrator 0.

  4. Robert E. Lee says:

    We’re either members of a well-regulated militia?

    That would make it a double-do-over 1st-degree fubarian snafu so typical of people with southern roots. Of course, if the victim would have just handed over his wallet stuffed eleven one dollar bills and a worn McDonalds gift card, neither would have died or even been shot and no one would have to buy expensive replacement bullets.

    1. Ulyses S. Grant says:

      Lots of people have been shot in the last few years even after handing over their valuables, so it’s a good thing the kid had a gun on him, IMO. And I do NOT think he should be prosecuted for carrying a concealed weapon, since obviously he correctly believed he needed it.

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