1 Arrest In Fatal Shooting Near MacArthur BART Station In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland late Thursday morning arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting in the area a few blocks from the MacArthur BART Station, according to authorities.

Initial reports of the shooting surfaced shortly before 11:30 a.m. Chopper 5 video showed at least a half dozen police units as well as an ambulance and a fire truck near the intersection of of Telegraph Avenue and 38th Street.

Oakland police later confirmed that officers responded to a shooting in the area of 42nd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way at about 11:13 a.m.

Police found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound at that intersection. Emergency medical services also responded to provide medical attention. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Nearby, responding Oakland officers, along with BART police officers, located an adult male suspect and took him into custody. A firearm was also recovered, according to Oakland police.

The shooting did not occur on BART property, according to a BART spokesperson.

One person, a male, was seen walking with a limp. He appeared to be considering getting into an ambulance that was on site, but in the end got into one of the police patrol cars. The man did not appear to be handcuffed as he got into the vehicle.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the fatal shooting is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the Tip-Line at (510) 238-7950.

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