A police officer shot an armed robbery suspect in downtown Oakland Wednesday night. Officers received a report of an armed robbery of a person in the 1000 block of Clay Street at about 9:50 p.m. Witnesses described to police the three suspects seen fleeing from the scene. Officers attempted to detain three subjects in the 1000 block of Jefferson Street, near Lafayette Square. One of the officers discharged their firearm causing an injury to one of the subjects.
The injury is not considered to be life threatening, police said. The injured subject was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The officer did not sustain any injuries, according to police. The Oakland Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and Internal Affairs Division have started independent investigations into the officer-involved shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oakland police at (510) 238-3821.
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