For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Greenwood, Captain, BPD, (510) 981-5810
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
Suspect Opens Fire on BPD Officers
Berkeley, California (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) - Berkeley, California (Saturday, April 14, 2012) On Friday evening, April 13, 2012 at about 10:40 p.m. an officer involved shooting occurred near 8th St. and Delaware St. in west Berkeley.
Officers were in the area searching for a person who had fled from a vehicle stop several blocks away. Officers observed the suspect in an apartment. In an apparent attempt to escape, the suspect emerged, ignored officers’ commands, and opened fire on several officers. Several Officers returned fire. The suspect was wounded before he was able to leave the property.
Paramedics transported the suspect to a local trauma center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and leg. There are no other suspects sought in this matter.
No officers were hit by gunfire. There were no injuries to any community member.
Berkeley Police Homicide Investigators are investigating this case, and will be joined by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Officer Involved Shooting team, who will conduct their investigation as well. As mandated by Berkeley Police Department policy, officers involved in this shooting are placed on paid administrative leave.
This investigation is in its early stages, and will be underway throughout the next few days. We do not anticipate having additional information to share over the weekend.