OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An Oakland carjacking suspect who rammed into several patrol vehicles on Saturday was fatally injured after opening fire on pursuing officers in a quiet Rockridge neighborhood.
Investigators said the first call of a carjacking and robbery in an East Oakland neighborhood came in shortly before 3 p.m.
Officers later saw the vehicle in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland.
“When officers tried to contact the suspect, the suspect fired several shots at the officers,” Oakland Police Department PIO officer Kim Armstead said. “The suspect withdrew into the carjacked vehicle and fled.”
“Officers chased from a distance as the police helicopter followed overhead,” she continued. “The suspect drove into the 5900 block of Oceanview Drive, where the suspect began using the carjacked vehicle to ram into marked OPD patrol vehicles and uniformed OPD officers.”
“OPD officers have discharged their service weapons. The suspect was beaten and taken to the local hospital.”
The suspect later succumbed to his injuries. No OPD officers were physically injured. Officers found a loaded firearm and the car with a carjacking.
The shooting involving the officers was investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Division, Internal Affairs Division and the Oakland Community Police Review Agency.
Several streets near Ocean View Drive and Broadway in the Rockridge neighborhood were closed for hours while investigators gathered evidence and interviewed the officers involved. They even launched a drone in the dark to try and map the crime scene.