The Fremont police officer who was shot while serving a warrant in East Oakland on Friday afternoon has been identified today as Todd Young, a six-year veteran of the Police Department, according to a Fremont police detective. Young, 39, was serving a warrant at 2009 Auseon Ave. in East Oakland at about 2:30 p.m. Friday when gunfire was exchanged between suspect Andrew Barrientos and at least one officer, Fremont police Detective Bill Veteran said. Young was critically injured in the shooting. He was taken to Highland Hospital where he remained in critical condition today, according to Oakland police. After the shootout, Barrientos allegedly carjacked someone and fled the area. The car, a 1999 green Mazda 626, was found in Hayward overnight. It was spotted at about 2 a.m. today near Tennyson Park and reported to police, but Barrientos was nowhere to be found, Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason. Police are “still searching for him. We haven’t stopped searching for him,” Thomason said. Barrientos, who should be considered armed and dangerous, is a Hispanic man who is 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and 240 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has “Decoto” tattooed on the back of his neck and “Decoto Gangster” tattooed on his forearms, police said. Thomason warned anyone helping Barrientos elude arrest that they will also likely face punishment. “During the course of the investigation, if we come across any evidence that there’s friends, family, or fellow gang members helping him escape or hide from police, we’re going bring cases to the district attorney’s office and have those people charged,” he said.
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