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* Oakland Police Shoot Out Ends In Suspects Death July 15TH

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A suspect was killed in a shootout with Oakland police officers in the city this afternoon, a police spokesman said.The incident started at about 3:05 p.m., when two uniformed officers contacted a man in the 1400 block of 16th Avenue.”As they were making contact with him, the suspect pulled out a handgun and started firing at the officers,” Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said.The officers returned fire as they chased the suspect into the 1600 block of International Boulevard.”It’s like a running gun battle in the street,” Thomason said of the exchange.The suspect was killed in the shootout, said Thomason. Theofficers were uninjured and authorities recovered the suspect’s weapon, Thomason said.He said a passerby was sprayed with glass as a result of the shootout and was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Oakland police homicide and internal affairs investigators as well as the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting as part of standard procedure. The involved officers will be placed on paid administrative leave.”When officers are faced with lethal force on duty, you alwayshave to be aware of your back drop, and be aware sometimes your bullet will travel distances beyond what you’re aiming at,” Thomason said. He added that in life-and-death situations officers have to defend their lives as well as the lives of bystanders in the area.Thomason did not know what prompted the initial contact with the suspect.The incident marked the third officer-involved shooting involving Oakland police this year and the second in which a suspect was fatally shot.On March 21, wanted parolee Lovelle Mixon was killed after he fatally wounded four officers.

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  • The story keeps changing. These Oakland Police Department need to get there story strait once and for all. The particular website has three different articles with three different versions of the event as told by officer Thomason. LIARS!

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