OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Oakland police shot and killed a man who pointed a replica firearm at them.
It happened as officers were removing cars involved in a sideshow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning near 90th and Bancroft.READ MORE: Napa Valley Looks to Restaurant Week to Help Jump-Start Economic Comeback
Video posted to YouTube shows crowds jumping on cars near High Street before police say 200 cars drove onto I-880 going in the wrong direction before performing stunts in front of stopped traffic.
Drivers came from as far as Fresno and Los Angeles to take part, as well as a motorcycle group from San Jose.READ MORE: Wind-Whipped Wildfire in Big Sur Shuts Hwy 1, Forces Evacuations
Sunday night as police were removing cars that had been jumped on, they said a man pointed a gun at them. Officers fatally shot him but later learned it was a replica firearm.
An estimated 700 cars were involved in various sideshows in Oakland this weekend. Neighbors said they are happening almost every week.MORE NEWS: Curry Hits Winning Jumper, Warriors Beat Rockets 105-103
“It’s annoying. It’s really annoying because sometimes you hear gunshots…and then, it’s like, you gotta protect yourself,” he said.