Police are searching an East Oakland neighborhood this afternoon for two suspects believed to have shot at a California Highway Patrol car on Saturday night, Oakland police said.
Police set up a perimeter in the area of East 23rd Street and 24th Avenue at 3:15 p.m., Officer J. Moore said.
Police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said that two suspects were spotted by officers in a patrol car in the area. The suspects fled from police and after a short foot pursuit police set up the search perimeter.
The suspects are believed to be connected with the shooting of a CHP car in Oakland on Saturday night, Watson said.
Two men were already arrested in connection with that incident, where two suspects shot out the windows of the CHP car from behind while the officers were attempting to make a traffic stop, a CHP spokesman said Sunday.
The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. near the High Street on-ramp to Interstate Highway 880 in Oakland, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said.
Moments earlier, a CHP officer attempted to stop a van in the area of 54th Avenue and International Boulevard whose driver was not wearing a seatbelt, Morgan said. The van failed to yield to the officer, prompting a short chase.
During the pursuit, a black Acura sedan started ramming into the patrol car, and the officer broadcasted a call for backup on CHP radio, Morgan said.
The driver of the Acura rear-ended the patrol car several more times on 42nd Street near Highway 880 and a man inside the suspect car shot at the patrol car, shattering the rear window but missing the officer.
Both the Acura and the van involved in the chase fled the scene, speeding onto southbound Highway 880 via the High Street exit, Morgan said.
Officers located the van a short time later in a parking lot near 66th Avenue and Highway 880. The van's two occupants were also located and arrested.
The Acura was also located at a Shell gas station near East 10th Street, and officers determined that it had been registered as a stolen vehicle.