OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A four-time convicted felon was charged Monday with the attempted murder of a police officer for allegedly shooting at a police sergeant in Oakland last month.
Marcus Tyrone Moss, 30, of Oakland, was arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court Monday afternoon for allegedly shooting at Sgt. Nadia Clark in the 1900 block of 73rd Avenue at about 9:25 p.m. on July 23. He’s scheduled to return to court on Sept. 28 to enter a plea.
Sgt. Bradley Baker wrote in a probable cause statement that Moss ran toward Clark after she crashed into another vehicle at that location while she was responding to a call. Her patrol car was disabled and she was trapped inside.
Baker wrote, “As he (Moss) approached the scene, he armed himself with a semiautomatic 9mm handgun and made some anti-police statements before raising the firearm and shooting at Sgt. Clark.”
Moss’ firearm appears to have malfunctioned so he manipulated it and pointed it at Clark a second time before running off but it appears that his firearm malfunctioned again, Baker wrote.
Clark wasn’t struck by the gunfire but was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries she suffered in the crash.
Moss was identified as the person who shot at Clark based on video surveillance footage and witness statements, Baker wrote.
A warrant was issued for him and he was arrested in Stockton at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday after a standoff, Oakland police said.
Lt. Roland Holmgren said Moss had barricaded himself inside a residence but he was taken into custody with the assistance of Stockton police after lengthy negotiations.
Investigators served a search warrant at the home and found a firearm consistent with the one used in the shooting, Holmgren said.
When police interviewed Moss, he “identified himself in the video which clearly shows his actions,” Baker wrote.
Clark was wearing a full Oakland Police Department uniform and was operating in a fully marked police vehicle with overhead lights and police markings, according to Baker.
In addition to willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, Moss is charged with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Alameda County prosecutors allege that he has four prior felony convictions in their county dating back to 2005: two for second-degree robbery and one each for second-degree commercial robbery and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
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