A woman who was fatally shot by San Leandro police in Oakland after she allegedly tried to ram an officer in a stolen truck has been identified by the Alameda County coroner as 27-year-old Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa of Union City. Oakland police, who investigated the incident, said Manzo-Ochoa was spotted driving a stolen car near Halcyon Drive and Dillo Street in San Leandro at about 7:55 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Two uniformed San Leandro police officers in separate marked patrol cars tried to pull her over and she initially stopped, but then sped away with officers in pursuit, according to police. Manzo-Ochoa rammed one of the police cars on the way as officers chased her to the 9800 block of Springfield Street, a cul-de-sac in East Oakland, police said. There, she rammed several parked cars and police cars, provoking San Leandro police officers to open fire, according to Oakland police. Manzo-Ochoa was hit by gunfire and taken to a hospital, where she died two days later, police said.
A passenger in the car was also taken to a hospital for treatment but was quickly released. She was interviewed by police investigators but Oakland police haven’t said whether she will face any charges. Oakland police couldn’t be reached for comment today. A San Leandro police officer was also taken to a hospital after the incident but was released after a short time.
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said after the incident that San Leandro police officers fired weapons but Oakland officers did not. She declined to say how many officers opened fire or how many times Manzo-Ochoa was shot. The shooting is under investigation by the Oakland Police Department’s homicide section, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the San Leandro police Professional Standards Unit.
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