Man Shot and Killed by BART and Oakland Police Officers

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010  |  Updated 1:01 PM PDT
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Man Shot and Killed by BART and Oakland Police Officers

It was only in the 60s Monday, but that was hot enough to kill a child left in a car.

A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting involving  Oakland and BART police officers in the city's Fruitvale district Saturday  morning, an Oakland police spokesman said.

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.
 

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