Community Tapped to Help Wounded Cop

Veteran officer hit in gunfight with suspected gang member

By Jessica Greene
|  Saturday, Aug 28, 2010  |  Updated 3:15 PM PDT
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Community Tapped to Help Wounded Cop

Fremont Police

Officer Todd Young was shot twice in the pelvic area and required 60 units of blood during the emergency surgery Friday and will need more over the next several days, police said.

The family of a Fremont police officer shot Friday during a confrontation with a suspected gang member is grateful for the support from the community, police said on Saturday.

Officer Todd Young was shot twice in the pelvic area and required 60 units of blood during the emergency surgery Friday and will need more over the next several days, police said. Police are asking anyone who can to please contact the American Red Cross at 800-448-3543 or contact a local blood bank to donate blood for Young's surgery and ongoing needs. Blood type is not critical.

Young is 39 years old, married and has two children. He spent 10 years with the Newark Police Department before joining the Fremont PD, where he's been for the past six years, police said.

One unit is about a pint and on average and adults have about 10 to 12 pints, according to America’s Blood Centers.

A statewide manhunt is under way for Andrew Barrientos, the suspected gang member who police say shot Young.
 

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