Suspect Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting

The officer chased the suspect to Birch Street in Oakland, where there was an exchange of gunfire.

Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 7:10 PM PDT
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Suspect Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting

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The 18-year-old suspect was hit in the front of his body with three rounds.

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One suspect was killed and an Oakland police officer was wounded after a shooting early Sunday morning, a police spokeswoman said.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Alan Dwayne Blueford, was wounded and taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Two patrol officers attempted to contact three people in the 1900 block of 90th Avenue just after midnight, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

Blueford, believed to be armed, ran from the scene, police said.

One of the officers chased Blueford on foot to the 9200 block of Birch Street, where there was an exchange of gunfire, police said.

The officer fired at Blueford four times, according to the coroner's report. Blueford was hit in the front of his body with three rounds. Investigators believe a fourth round hit the officer in his own foot.

The officer was recovering in a hospital, police said.

Witnesses said they saw a man point a gun at the officer before shots were fired, police said.

A pistol was recovered at the scene. Investigators believe it was not fired.

Blueford was on felony probation for burglary in San Joaquin County, police said.

The Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office are investigating the fatal shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oakland police Sgt. S. Fleming at (510) 238-3821.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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