A teenager was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after pointing a shotgun at an officer in Oakland Thursday night, according to police. Tyrell Coulter, 19, of Oakland, was pulled over by officers for a vehicle code violation on the 6600 block of Bancroft Avenue at about 8:05 p.m., police said. Coulter allegedly ran away on Bancroft Avenue.
When the officer chased after him, he saw Coulter take out a shotgun and point it at the officer, police said. The officer then pulled out his gun and fired several shots at Coulter, according to police.
Coulter was not hit by the bullets and fled into a nearby yard, police said. Officers eventually arrested Coulter after an extensive search. The shotgun was recovered, according to police. Coulter faces charges of gun possession and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
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