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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Between this and BART and the taunting I can see a war in the making.
What is oakland about, please enlighten me.
Well... I’ve been to Oakland, since 1941. I left CA in ‘69 because the whole place was going down the tubes and I had kids going into Jr. High. No place to raise a family. Oakland has been a hell hole for all of my life. We used to refer to big, work-type boots as West Oakland Stompers. My dad & mom would take us to Oakland to shop, and we’d be out of there waaay before dark, and that was in the ‘40’s.
Bottom line people, I grow weary..If you have not had a gun pointed at you by another person, do not try to talk to me, you are not on the same level. Thank you, I respect your opinions..and I also have mine. Anything more?
Hang in there!
The Oakland Hills is affluent, Oakland proper is about 40% poor blacks. Unless it’s changed significantly Asians outnumber Hispanics.
> I was asked, I am also a fellow FReeper.
Yes, you are. You are also quite new here and would do well to observe the norms.
Geeze! Lets stop with the skating. Oakland is black. Black, black, black. There’s a few Japanese, Hispanic and Occidental (don’t see that word much anymore) but mostly it’s BLACK! Mexicans are good for one thing in Oakland, and that’s stealing a few bucks from, and maybe beating up, for fun.
Oh he (or she) was held responsible, with extreme prejudice.
He who knoweth not his name must be confusing Oakland with San Francisco and Gavin Newsom’s sanctuary city policy...
I thought the shooter was dead?
“Yes, you are. You are also quite new here and would do well to observe the norms.”
Woah... That sounds pretty severe... Are you secretly a nun? Do you sport a ruler? :-D
Would you like to ban me? I am new, what is the norm?
> Bottom line people, I grow weary..If you have not had a gun pointed at you by another person, do not try to talk to me, you are not on the same level. Thank you, I respect your opinions..and I also have mine. Anything more?
Sure. I’m curious: can you tell us about the time you had a gun pointed at you?
Edwards Avenue, I’ll bet.
Judging by the bystanders in the video, and the cars parked on the street in the Google street views, I'd expect this area is in the "poor blacks" category.
KTVU has breaking news on. Chief Jordan is speaking now.
California as a state, chooses to be the way it is.
> Woah... That sounds pretty severe... Are you secretly a nun? Do you sport a ruler? :-D
(grin!) Why? Is it time for our weekly spanking already? Time flies when you’re having fun!
FNC reported that all the officers died. May they rest in peace.
The four police officers shot by the SOB have died...
Prayers for the families.
Mark Dunngan Motorcycle cop dead
John Hege Motorcycle cop alive
Ervin Romans SWAT dead
Dan Sakai SWAT dead
Not sure on spelling of 1st officer.
Supposedly 2nd ewapon was assault weapon
Unable to find the feed, let us know what he says.
Please keep us updated, if you don’t mind.
The OPD reps did say Officer Hege was alive but news is confusing.
The perp name 27 year old parole Lovelle Mixon
Yes. In a slum in Charlotte,NC. My team was pulling out two crack dealers from a ghetto bldg. and in the next bldg. his buddy thought he`d get a drop on us. NO WAY!, I was doing extraction duty (point) and I used my mirror and saw him and drew down and he dropped and ran, he thought he was ready, that is one...he was ready, but not brave. got his weapon, he blended. What, you people want war stories?
Perp Lavelle Mixon 27 y/o on parole for ADW. Earlier report of perp being 16 is apparently incorrect.
observe the norms
ehh hmm.. ;-)
City Atty. John Russo said tonight that he had been told all four were dead. The officers’ names have not been released. The suspect was killed in the gunfire.
“It’s senseless,” Russo said. “We didn’t lose four officers in the earthquakes or the worst of the fires. You want to find a meaning in it. It underscores what a difficult job it is to be a police officer.”
> What, you people want war stories?
Speaking personally, I enjoy war stories.
> ehh hmm.. ;-)
(grin!) Yeah, like that Norm!
All four officers dead.
The video I saw from a CBS station up there showed 73rd street and something, couldn’t make out the cross street. Definitely gang type of territory with a lot of sophisticated graffiti.
Looked like it to me as well. Did you note the type of Graffiti?
THREE LEO’s shot dead and two wounded trying to arrest the guy at his apartment? WTF?!?!? Unbelievable.
They released the names just now from KTVU
They maintain Ofcr Hege is alive but in grave condition.
The three veteran officers killed were all sergeants: Erv Romans, 43, , Dan Sakai, 35, and Mark Dunakin, 41,. This was the first time that any sergeants in the department have been slain. Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord is on life support at Highland Hospital.
Once, when I was young, I WALKED from Berkeley all the way down Telegraph to downtown Oakland in the middle of the night. (I was in the grip of a severe depressive episode at the time and was not rational.) Along the way I remember seeing a crowd of black guys corner a white punk rocker in a phone booth and beat him unconscious (or dead — I couldn’t tell).
Somehow, my Guardian Angel prevented me from meeting a similar fate; no one noticed me at all.
This is so horribly sad. Prayers for all concerned.
As news of the shootings reached the Oakland police community, officers showed up in droves at both Highland Hospital, where the officers were taken to and the Eastmont Substation, just a few blocks from the shooting scene.
Some officers were crying uncontrollably while others hugged each other. Mayor Ron Dellums visited the Oakland Police Officers Association to offer his condolences.
first two were on motorcycle and doing a routine traffic stop, he guned them down, he was a parole with a no bail warrant out for him,
one officer was killed two hours later at his apartment, one was also other gravely injured there and another swat team member had a graze wound
You know they started in Santa Barbara and moved to Oakland in the 70’s. No shock that, can you imagine the affluent people and movie stars in Santa Barbara having something like The Your Black Muslim Bakery in their midst? In Oakland it was a whole other story, they blended right in.
“Wow, that’s not the Oakland I knew :)”
The last time I was there was in 1959 and it was a human sewer then.
Wouldn’t you know Dellums would go to the union.
Experience a few and get back to me. What type of hunter are you?
Makes you ask yourself, what is there in Oakland that is worth good men dieing for?
May Lovelle Mixon receive the justice he deserves in the next life.
> Experience a few and get back to me. What type of hunter are you?
I hunt bad guys.