A person was killed and a deputy was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Oakland Saturday night, an Alameda County sheriff’s sergeant said. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a stop in the area of 33rd Avenue and San Leandro Street at about 9:40 p.m., Sgt. J.D. Nelson said. During the stop, deputies arrested the passenger of the stopped car for drug possession, Nelson said.
When deputies returned to the driver’s side to arrest the driver, “things went sideways,” he said. The driver attempted to drive off, dragging a deputy along in the process, then shots rang out, Nelson said. One deputy was struck in the foot by the gunfire. The driver was hit multiple times, Nelson said. Both were transported to a hospital to be treated for their wounds.
The deputy’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, but the suspect was later pronounced dead, the sergeant said. The suspect’s name has not yet been released. During a search of the car, deputies found a gun, Nelson said. The sheriff’s office and Oakland police are investigating the shooting, he said.
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