2 Arrested For Shooting At Off-Duty Oakland Officer On Freeway

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an incident in which shots were fired at an off-duty Oakland police officer as he drove on Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland on Wednesday night, police said.

The officer, who wasn’t injured, was driving south on Highway 880 near the 16th Avenue exit at about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday when someone started shooting at his vehicle, police said.

The officer’s vehicle was struck by gunfire but the officer wasn’t hit, according to police.

Patrol officers located the suspects’ vehicle and tried to pull it over, but the vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued that went into East Oakland, police said.

The suspects’ vehicle was later found abandoned in the 5700 block of Brookdale Avenue but the suspects weren’t found at that time, according to police.

Along with the two suspects arrested in connection with the shooting, a third has been arrested for unrelated offenses and is considered a person of interest in the case, police said.

All three suspects are adults, according to police. Their names were not immediately released.

The investigation into the shooting remains under investigation and the case later will be forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible charges, police said.

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