Skip to comments.4 Cops Shot, Suspect Dead After Calif. Traffic Stop
Posted on 03/21/2009 7:32:26 PM PDT by Steelfish
4 cops shot, suspect dead after Calif. traffic stop
Police say suspect behind two separate shootings involving officers
OAKLAND, Calif. - Four officers were in critical condition and a suspect dead on Saturday after gunfire at a traffic stop led to a massive manhunt that ended in a shootout, police said.
Two officers were shot in the first incident just after 1 p.m. after they stopped the suspect's vehicle in east Oakland, said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
The suspect fled the scene on foot into a nearby neighborhood, police said, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of Oakland police, California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County sheriff deputies.
Streets were roped off and an entire area of east Oakland shut to traffic.
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OK, Who takes bets it`s an illegal alien?
I’m betting on an Obama supporter.
Exactly! (Illegal alien)
Whoever it was knew how to shoot and/or had some formidable firepower. All four cops are dead.
Sensitive situation: Another illegal alien.
Damn, they`re dead now? That wasn`t in the story.
Yep. Only criminals are allowed to have formidable firepower.
Zetas are trained in military tactics
Darn!They really need tougher gun control laws out there,don’t they? </sarcasm>
God rest the souls and bless the families of these officers.
I dunno...Oakland isn't exactly known for it's "Mexican" population
Traffic stops are when they go crazy, if they get away, they get another identity due to the stupid a$$ matricular cards.
“Officers Wounded, Suspect Dead In Oakland Shootings”
Posted: 1:37 pm PDT March 21, 2009
Updated: 7:21 pm PDT March 21, 2009
OAKLAND, Calif. -
SNIPPET: “Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said all four officers were in critical condition at Highland Hospital.”
SNIPPET: “”At this point we don’t believe there are other people involved, but it’s too early to tell,” he said.”
Oakland has more than a few gangs. MS-13 comes to mind for one but there are a number of asian gangs that could be involved as well.
Will be curious where this perp kept his cache of weapons and what else he had access to.
If it is an illegal, they will try to hide it maybe due to the backlash it will cause. As an ex-fed officer I am UPSET!
Please, I am asking you to knock off the illegal alien stuff on this thread, as a fellow FReeper. This is a very dark day, what happened today was about as bad as it gets in the law enforcement community.
I share your concerns about illegals, but it doesn’t belong on this thread unless new info develops and I don’t think it will.
Thanks for that post.
I’m gonna check the CBS 5 site and see if they still have 5 dead there or if it has been changed.
Nope.. They still have
Mar 21, 2009 7:08 pm US/Pacific
4 Oakland Officers Fatally Shot, Gunman Dead
OAKLAND (CBS 5/BCN/KCBS)
Dozens of police officers block an intersection in East Oakland during an intense manhunt for the suspect who shot officers during a traffic stop.
Law enforcement sources said that four officers are dead, along with a suspect after a traffic stop led to a massive manhunt in the streets of East Oakland.
It all began with the the fatal shooting of two officers during a traffic stop near 73rd and Hillside Streets, around 1 p.m. Saturday. The gunman fled and police closed off the surrounding streets to traffic while dozens of Oakland police, California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County sheriff deputies conducted an intense search for the suspect.
At about 3:10 p.m., a SWAT team confronted the suspect barricaded inside an apartment building close to location of the first shooting. Gunfire was exchanged between the two parties, fatally wounding two more officers, and killing the suspect.
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