Oakland Cop Shoots A Robbery Suspect

Robbery Suspect Is Shot By An Oakland Police Officer

By Richard Faustino
|  Monday, Feb 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:27 AM PDT
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Oakland Cop Shoots A Robbery Suspect

A robbery suspect is recovering after an Oakland Police Officer shot him during a chase. The shootingt happened on the 2000-block of 62nd Avenue near International Boulevard at around 11:43 p.m. Sunday.

The official OPD news release is here.

The officer attempted to stop a car which may have been involved in a recent robbery. A chase ensued after the passenger fled on foot. Police say the pursuing officer fired his gun after noticing the suspect had a firearm. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he's listed in stable condition.

Meantime, police are searching for the driver who fled in his car. A handgun was recovered at the scene by responding officers. Oakland Police Department's Internal Affairs Division is now running an independent investigation into the shooting.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department.

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