Giving Blood to Help Officer Todd Young

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    Two blood drives are being held in the South Bay Wednesday in hopes of helping the Fremont police officer shot in the line of duty last week.

    Officer Todd Young remains in serious, but stable condition at Highland Hospital in Oakland.  He has already been through a series of surgeries and is expected to need even more operations in the coming days, according to Fremont police spokesman Bill Veteran.

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    Young has required dozens of pints of blood because of the injuries.  Since his shooting on Friday blood donors have turned out in droves across the Bay Area to donate in his honor, Red Cross spokeswoman Sara O'Brien said.

    That effort continued Wednesday at San Jose City Hall and at Young's high school Alma mater in Santa Clara.

     Young graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1989 and his two children are in the Santa Clara Unified School District, according to high school organizers.  The drive is schedule from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Science lecture hall on campus.

    The drive at City Hall was already scheduled, but has since been named in honor of Young.  The blood gathered at all these drives will help restock the Red Cross supply and will be used where ever it is needed.

    Young was shot twice in the pelvic area as he and his partner served a search warrant on a known gang member in East Oakland on domestic violence charges.  Both officers were working undercover.

    The suspect, 20-year-old Andrew Barrientos, was able to get away at the time but has since been arrested in San Diego.

    He's still in San Diego County and  is expected to be brought back to Alameda County to face charges later this  week.

    Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced those charges late Tuesday:

    • Penal Code Section 187/664  (attempted murder of Officer T. Young)
    • Penal Code Section 215 - (carjacking of Melvin Johnson)
    • Penal Code Section 246 - (shooting at an occupied vehicle - Melvin Johnson)
    • Penal Code Section 215/664 - (attempted Carjacking of David Ferreira)
    • Penal Code Section 246 - (shooting at an occupied vehicle David Ferreira)
    • Penal Code Section 12025(a)(2) (two counts)
    • Penal Code Section 12031(a)(1) (two counts)
    • Health and Safety Code Section 11360 (transportation of marijuana)

    His first court appearance is next Tuesday 2 p.m. in Oakland