A 16-year-old Oakland girl has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer for an incident in which she allegedly ran over a San Leandro police officer last week, prompting police to open fire at her, authorities said today.
The girl, who is being prosecuted as a juvenile, is also charged with felony hit-and-run causing great bodily injury and auto theft in connection with the incident, which occurred near the 600 block of Broadmoor Boulevard at about 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, according to San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus.
Police said officers responded to the area after they received a report from a resident of an unfamiliar vehicle in the residential neighborhood.
When an officer arrived on scene, two occupants were inside the 1995 Nissan Maxima, the 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old East Oakland man later identified as Dwon Ramsey, McManus said.
Ramsey, who was in the passenger seat, got out of the car and tried to run away from the officer, who was able to arrest him.
A second officer arrived at the scene and was walking up to help the first officer when the 16-year-old girl, who was behind the wheel of the Nissan, allegedly accelerated, narrowly missing the first officer and striking the second officer, McManus said.
To protect themselves, one or both officers fired at the 16-year-old girl, who suffered a minor injury to her hand, according to McManus.
The injured officer, an 18-year veteran of the San Leandro force, underwent surgery for serious injuries to one of his legs and remains hospitalized, McManus said. The officer will undergo a second surgery later today or Friday, he said.
The Nissan, which was reported stolen in Oakland on Nov. 29, was recovered in East Oakland several hours after the Dec. 4 incident and was riddled with bullet holes, police said.
Ramsey is being held without bail on a probation violation but hasn’t been charged in connection with the Dec. 4 incident, McManus said.
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