Sniper Who Fired On Oakland Officers Dies In Hospital

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police have identified the man who triggered a tense standoff with police after firing a high-powered rifle at officers and residents near Bishop O’Dowd High School Friday morning as Oakland resident Jesse Enjaian.

An Oakland police officer shot Enjaian, who had been firing on residents as well as officers responding to the incident.

He was transported to a hospital and listed in serious condition, but police issued a statement at 8:14 p.m. confirming that the shooter had succumbed to his injuries

Police said that Enjaian lived at 9512 Las Vegas Ave in Oakland, the location where the standoff took place. He was a 2008 alum of UCLA and a 2013 alum of University of Michigan Law School.

Enjaian was the co-founder and computer engineer at the computer company Oakland Microsystems.

Police sources confirmed to KPIX 5 that officers had responded to Enjaian’s house earlier this week regarding either threats or a report of a gun.

The tense situation came to an end shortly before 10 a.m. when the suspect was arrested and hospitalized after being shot, police said.

The California Highway Patrol said the gunman had been “disarmed and detained” and helicopter video showed him being loaded into an ambulance.

Oakland police said later that Enjaian was in serious condition.

The bizarre standoff began after a report of a sniper armed with a rifle and scope being spotted near Golf Links Drive and 98th Ave. around 9 a.m. The eastbound lanes of nearby Interstate Highway 580 were immediately shut down.

Police quickly rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. The gunman was clearly seen in helicopter video shooting out a window of a home on Las Vegas Avenue located near the high school which was on lock down.

Oakland Shooter KPIX

Oakland Shooter KPIX

The gunman then exited the home, spray-painted eyes on a neighbor’s garage and also spray-painted a white car on the street.

He then walked into the backyard, fired shots toward a fence and then the helicopter.

The man had been shooting at residents and parked cars and fired on Oakland police officers as they arrived, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said.

No injuries were reported.

Some rounds fired toward officers struck the ground near them, so they took cover and retreated. They called for all available officers and brought in an armored vehicle for protection.

An Oakland Police Department source who was at the scene told KPIX 5 that an OPD Sergeant shot the suspect. The source confirmed the suspect was hit in the arm, but the bullet continued and struck him in the chest cavity. The suspect was also hit in the ankle.

As of about 10 a.m., CHP officials said the highway had reopened.

“This is extremely concerning for the Oakland police Department,” Watson said. “We have a lot of traffic that comes through the area we also have a lot of schools in the area.”

The area of 98th and Las Vegas avenues including the on and off ramps to I-580 remained closed for several hours as police investigated the incident.

Police said they don’t have a motive, don’t know what set the man off and are unsure what his mental state was.

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  1. This man did not value life, as all criminals who carry guns, they use them and then run and get caught. There is no hope for these types of demented people! N.M.

  2. Smart move helicopter pilot to stick around especially when he is taking pot shots at you.

  3. taterjo says:

    This guy likes to stalk people. He has a history of it. The best thing out of the whole situation is he will never be able to legally own a firearm again.

  4. John Smithy says:

    This is exactly what happens when you give mentally ill people access to guns.

  5. John Smithy says:

    “Police sources confirmed to KPIX 5 that officers had responded to Enjaian’s house earlier this week regarding either threats or a report of a gun.”

    And he was still allowed to keep his weapon? Smdh.

  6. I hope he doesn’t make it. Police should have unloaded on this threat, and terminate it.

  7. Those were definitely not eyes.

  8. Patrick King says:

    I cant believe OPD failed to Vaporize this Peuking Maggot at their first opportunity.

  9. Political correctness requires that I demand that guns be eliminated from the USA and that the one killed by cops was an oppressed minority and that if Hillary had won this would never have happened and a whole bunch more stuff but I am still undergoing PC indoctrination and need it so as to properly chant the PC mantra our corporate overlords demand we master so as to be compliant bleating sheep in service of our beloved ruling overlords.

  10. Bob Brady says:

    The news calls it a “High Powered” rifle? how do they know? what was the caliber? or Make of the rifle? It appears to be a low powered .22 rifle? I cant tell, but wondering why the automatic hype that all rifles are “High Powered” Either way the Police did a great job.

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