Watch CBS News

Oakland Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Wielding Fake Gun

OAKLAND (CBS/BCN) -- An man wielding what police called a replica assault weapon was shot and killed by officers Saturday morning in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood.

The Oakland Police Department received a call about 9:35 a.m. that a man was armed in the 5500 block of Taft Avenue, spokeswoman Holly Joshi said.

When officers arrived they found a man dressed in camouflage and carrying the replica.  When the suspect confronted the officers, the police opened fire and killed him.

This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland this week.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.