Oakland – Spate Of Armed Robberies On Cannabis Businesses, Election Night, Leave Man Dead At Hand Of Police

The East Bay Times reports……..OAKLAND — The man shot by Oakland police Tuesday evening during a chaotic confrontation with suspected armed robbers died at the scene, authorities said late Wednesday.

He was a 20-year-old Oakland resident. Police did not release his name.

The shooting happened at around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when officers interrupted an attempted burglary and robbery of a cannabis grow inside a building in the 1400 block of 92nd Avenue, at Holly Street.

The burglary was one of several officers responded to Tuesday evening, as a group police described as a “caravan of armed robbers” robbed or attempted to rob several marijuana businesses, and broke into other cannabis stores and businesses throughout Oakland. About an hour after the police shooting, armed men shot two security guards at about 11:11 p.m. outside a cannabis business in the 8400 block of Baldwin Street, near 85th Avenue.

At 92nd Avenue and Holly Street, uniformed officers tried to detain several people, but some fled on foot or in vehicles, police said. Four officers were injured by fleeing motorists, including three who were hospitalized and later released. Police said one Oakland officer shot the 20-year-old man and he died at the scene.

More than a dozen people were arrested and police recovered nine firearms.

Police first confirmed the death in a statement released nearly 24 hours after the shooting. The department said it is not releasing any other details about the shooting, or identifying the officer involved, because “a complete investigative process requires information to be limited to maintain the integrity of the investigation.”

Source: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/11/05/oakland-police-shoot-kill-20-year-old-man-at-scene-of-pot-grow-robbery/

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