A suspect who allegedly shot at California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies following a carjacking in Oakland was killed in a “shootout” off the freeway near San Leandro, authorities said.
Sheriff’s Sgt. JD Nelson said the suspect, a man in his 30s wearing a red hoodie, was fatally shot by deputies after a “shootout” with deputies near the East 14th Street off-ramp on northbound 238, which was closed during the police investigation.Traffic was backing up around the area at the start of the morning commute.
The suspect's death, Nelson said, came after he “fired at CHP officers” and his bullet struck a passing motorist. The person in that car was not injured, Nelson said, and it was just the car that was hit.
The violent morning began about 2 a.m. when a stolen Black Dodge Durango, was found along the westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 580 facing in the eastbound direction, Nelson said. The person whose SUV was stolen was also reportedly shot at, Nelson said. He did not know much else about that alleged shooting and carjacking.
Then, the sheriff’s department got a call about an attempted carjacking nearby, even though the car wasn’t stolen in that incident, Nelson said. Soon afterward, the CHP received word that a man wearing a red hoodie was walking on the freeway near the 238 connector between Oakland and San Leandro.
The suspect fired at CHP officers and took off, Nelson said. Deputies ended up finding him and got engaged in a “shootout” with sheriff’s deputies, who ended up killing him, Nelson said.