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After Standoff, Oakland Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Shot at Sergeant

A suspect was arrested early Thursday morning in Stockton for allegedly shooting at a police sergeant in Oakland last Saturday, police said.

The male suspect, whose name was not immediately being released, was arrested in Stockton around 4 a.m. after a standoff, Oakland police Lt. Roland Holmgren said at a news conference at police headquarters.

The suspect barricaded himself inside a residence but was taken into custody with the assistance of Stockton police after lengthy negotiations.

Investigators served a search warrant at the home and found a firearm consistent with the one used in the shooting Saturday, Holmgren said.

The incident began when the sergeant was responding to a call at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and her patrol car crashed in the 1900 block of 73rd Avenue, according to police.

Shortly afterward, a male suspect approached the patrol vehicle and fired a round, striking the patrol car, police said.

The sergeant wasn't struck by the bullet but was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries she suffered in the crash. She has since been released but has not returned to work while she continues to recover, according to Holmgren.

Holmgren identified the injured sergeant as Nadia Clark.

Holmgren said investigators are looking into the motive for the shooting and said it might have to do with anti-police sentiment in some pockets of the country following multiple police shootings in recent weeks of black men, some of which were filmed by witnesses.

Multiple officers were shot and killed in Dallas on July 7 and then again 10 days later in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

"We don't know the why" of Saturday's shooting, Holmgren said, but added that the suspect "made some statements that make me believe he's part of that story."

Police said the case is being turned over to the District Attorney.

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