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Oakland police responded to a non-fatal officer-involved shooting less than two blocks from the Oakland Police Department’s headquarters Friday evening, according to a spokeswoman. The officer-involved shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the area of Seventh and Clay streets.A suspect is in custody and no officer injuries were reported, according to police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.
At approximately 6:09 p.m., two uniformed officers patrolling the area of Seventh and Clay streets were responding to another call when they saw a woman running towards them and waving her arms to get their attention.A vehicle traveling behind the woman left the roadway and drove onto the sidewalk in what police said appeared to be a deliberate attempt to run the woman over, according to Watson.As the vehicle drove towards the woman, one of the officers fired their gun to prevent the driver of the car from running her over.
The vehicle then crashed into a parked police car, Watson said. No one was struck by the gunfire. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a hospital for medical clearance. The Oakland Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and Internal Affairs Division have begun independent investigations on the officer-involved shooting. Oakland police also responded to two fatal homicides Friday.Police responded to a homicide on the 1600 block of 11th Street at 7:20 p.m., according to Watson.
Police discovered a young man lying in the street suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene, police said.Watson said police do have information on a suspect vehicle connected with the 11th Street shooting but are not yet releasing that information. Police also responded to a homicide that occurred on the 1000 block of 102nd Avenue at 6:25 p.m.Upon arrival, officers discovered a man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound and arrested one male suspect.
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