For Immediate Release: December 2, 2020
UPDATE: The Oakland Police Department (OPD) makes arrests in connection to an attempted murder of two California Highway Patrol Officers. OPD officers and members of the Hayward Police Department’s Special Response Unit took two male adults into custody without incident, in the 400 block of Rousseau Street in Hayward around 10 PM Tuesday.
“These officers and our community were put in great peril and we appreciate the important information we received from our community which led to the arrest of these two extremely dangerous individuals. We are thankful that no one was injured and greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication of the men and women who risk their lives to keep our community safe, “Interim Oakland Police Chief Susan E. Manheimer.
“Last night’s operation was reflective of the dedication and professionalism of our officers and of the strong partnership that exists between local law enforcement agencies as we work collectively to pursue justice. In the midst of a pandemic, and as violent crime rates and firearms seizures continue to rise, our law enforcement officers remain steadfast in their efforts to keep our communities safe.” Hayward Police Chief Toney Chaplin.
Officers also recovered a firearm at the scene. The case will be presented to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for charging.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) Homicide Division is investigating an attempted murder of an officer. The incident occurred on December 1, 2020, at approximately 1:46 AM. California Highway Patrol (CHP) advised OPD's Communications Division of a vehicle pursuit in the 9800 block of Golf Links Road. CHP stated their officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on a vehicle that sped past them. The vehicle was traveling upwards of 100 MPH eastbound on Interstate 580 before exiting the 98th Avenue off-ramp.
CHP advised during the pursuit, an occupant within the vehicle shot at their officers in the 2700 block of 98th Avenue. CHP officers did not return gunfire and lost sight of the vehicle. Thankfully, no officers or community members were injured.
Oakland Police Officers immediately responded to the area and assisted CHP with a search. The vehicle was found abandoned near Thermal Avenue and Seneca Street. Witnesses told officers the driver of the vehicle collided with a parked car and three occupants fled the area.
This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be released when available.
#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community.