Witnesses said the man said several times prior to being shot, "Shoot me, shoot me." On Sunday police identified him as Fred Collins, 48, an Oakland resident
This all happened shortly after 8 a.m. in the 1500 block of 33rd Avenue, Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said.
Police received a call about a man walking down the street with two knives saying he was going to go to the local BART station, a police spokesman said at a press conference.
The Oakland Police Department called BART police and warned them about the man, the police said. BART officers found Collins on 33rd Avenue in Oakland at the same time Oakland police officers did as well.
Officers tried to get Collins to drop his knives before tazing him, according to authorities who said the man came towards the officers with his knives in hand.
Both BART police and Oakland officers opened fire on the man and killed him, according to the Oakland Police Department.
Witnesses in the area said the man kept crying that officers shot him.
No officers were injured during the incident.