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Oakland Police Chase Suspect from Shooting Scene Near Fremont High School

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Police chased a suspect in a stolen car from a shooting scene near Oakland’s Fremont High School into East Oakland, where he was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Oakland police said today. Gunfire could be heard on the campus at 4610 Foothill Blvd. just after school was dismissed, Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said.

School security notified the school district’s Police Department. Oakland police’s ShotSpotter gunfire detection system reported shots fired in the area of 47th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard at about 3:15 p.m., Oakland police said. School district police officers found a suspect in that area and started a pursuit, Flint said. Oakland police officers responded to assist and, with the help of the Oakland police helicopter Argus, tracked the suspect to the area of 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

The suspect tried to run from the car but was arrested after a brief foot pursuit, Oakland police said. The car the suspect was driving had been reported stolen in Oakland earlier in the day, police said. No victims of gunfire were located.

Police have not yet released the name of the suspect taken into custody. School district police set up a perimeter around Fremont High School while investigating, but the school was not locked down since students had already been dismissed for the day. They lifted the perimeter at about 3:45 p.m., Flint said.

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