Two CHP-Involved Shootings in Oakland in 18 Hours

By Christie Smith and staff
|  Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014  |  Updated 5:09 PM PDT
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Two CHP-Involved Shootings in 18 Hours

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A CHP officer made a vehicle stop, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, and someone in the car ran and turned on the officer with a gun, police said.

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The California Highway Patrol was involved in fatal officer-involved shootings on Tuesday in Oakland within 18 hours and within blocks of each other. One was fatal.

The latest was reported about  9 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue between Bancroft and 55th avenues,when a CHP officer shot a suspect during a vehicle stop. Oakland police said someone in the silver SUV ran and turned on the officer with a gun.

A chase ensued and a police dog was deployed to stop the suspect, and the animal's paw was injured during the pursuit. But the dog is out of surgery, officers said, and  should be back on duty in three weeks.

The officer shot the man, but neither Oakland police nor the CHP have disclosed the extent of the suspect's injuries.

Earlier, at 2:45 a.m. Oakland police said two CHP officers fired at a 19-year-old driver in a stolen BMW X5 without license plates.

The driver, identified as Antonio Mestas of Oakland, refused to stop for the officers, and led them on a chase, which ended on East 15th Street at 57th Avenue, where he ran away.

A scuffle led to the pair of officers firing upon the driver, whom police said was armed with a loaded gun.

 

Police are searching for this vehicle in incident that took place on Wentworth Avenue between Bancroft and 55th avenues:

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