OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A suspect remained at large after firing a shot at an Oakland police officer during a foot pursuit early Friday morning, police said.

Shortly after 3 a.m., a uniformed officer in a marked patrol car in the 2300 block of East 17th Street “attempted to detain a suspicious person,” police said in an email Friday morning.

The male suspect fled and, during the foot pursuit, turned in the direction of the officer and discharged a firearm. The officer was not hit by the gunfire and did not discharge his own firearm, according to police.

More officers responded to search the area for the suspect, taping off about 10 blocks around Foothill Blvd. They recovered a firearm but the suspect remains at large. Police eventually called off a neighborhood search around 8 a.m. “We go block by block, house by house, yard by yard. We do an extensive search.” said Officer Felicia Aisthorpe.

Police did not provide any description of the suspect or what prompted the original attempt to detain him.

After the pre-dawn disruption and being forced to shelter in place since 4 a.m., some neighbors felt they were kept in the dark. “I put my lights on and tried to make sure nobody was in my yard because they wouldn’t give us no information,” said resident Deborah Rodrigues. “All they said was ‘get in the house.’ I mean, get in the house for what?”

 

 

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