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* Oakland Police Shoot Armed Suspects One Fatally on 64th Ave.

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Oakland police officers opened fire on two armed suspects this evening in an apartment complex parking lot, killing one suspect and injuring the other, a police spokesman said. Officers went to the apartment building at 2701 64th Ave. at about 5:40 p.m. after learning at least two armed suspects were at the complex, police Officer Jeff Thomason said. The officers contacted two male suspects, who both allegedly had firearms. Thomason said an altercation ensued and that officers fired at the suspects. One died at the scene and the other was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive. Thomason said it does not appear the suspects fired and that no officers were injured in the incident. He said investigators believe the suspects were involved in a violent crime in the city earlier today, but did provide further details on that incident, saying it remains under investigation. Officers recovered the suspects’ firearms from the scene of the shooting, Thomason said. Officials from the Oakland Police Department’s homicide and internal affairs units and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting. There have been six officer-involved shootings in the city this year, four of which have been fatal, Thomason said. There were 11 officer-involved shootings in Oakland in 2008. Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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