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* Oakland police officer involved shooting on Curran Avenue leaves two dead and one in custody

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Police released a few details this afternoon about an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Oakland that left two suspects dead and one in custody.Oakland police received information at about 10:30 p.m. that a violent crime — most likely gang-related — was going to occur in the 3000 block of Curran Avenue, police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said. Responding officers found the suspects’ vehicle with three males inside and tried to make an investigative stop, she said.

Two of the occupants emerged with firearms, Joshi said. One ran to a nearby yard, while the other confronted the officers and was shot. The third suspect was also shot during a confrontation with officers, she said, although police have not released details about that confrontation. Medical aid was provided, but both suspects died from their injuries, Joshi said. Police set up a perimeter and called in a department helicopter crew, who found the hiding suspect using the chopper’s infrared device.

His firearm was found nearby, Joshi said. The suspect was taken into custody and is currently on a parole hold. The Oakland Police Department’s homicide unit and internal affairs division are investigating the case, as well as the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The names of the two suspects who were killed have not been released.

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