Richmond Police Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
The Richmond Police Department Press Release 4/17/20
Richmond, California – On Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6:45 PM the Oakland Police Department Communications Division received a report of a female abandoned on the side of the road in the area of Pinehurst Road and Skyline Boulevard. A witness provided suspect vehicle information.
As officers responded to the area, they observed the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic enforcement stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The vehicle traveled to the City of Richmond to the area of South 37th Street and Stege Avenue. The driver used his vehicle to ram a marked Oakland police car, injuring the two officers who were exiting their vehicle. The suspect pointed a firearm in the direction of the officers at which time officers discharged their firearms. The suspect sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.
Two police officers suffered injuries from their vehicle being rammed and were transported to a local hospital and are currently listed in stable condition.
This is an ongoing investigation involving multiple agencies including Oakland Police Department, Richmond Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Moraga Police Department, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department, and Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.
As we receive information we will continue to provide updates.
If you have any additional information regarding this investigation please contact the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office at 925-957-2200 or Sergeant Pomeroy with the Richmond Police Department at 510-620-6616.
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