Source San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland police are investigating an incident in which an officer shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning outside City Hall, spokespeople for the department say.
A sergeant in the Police Department's Internal Affairs division drove up to City Hall at 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza to begin his shift at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Harry Stern, an attorney who represents the officer.
Stern said that a man police have not identified fired a pistol at the sergeant, who returned fire and killed the man.
Addressing reporters near City Hall, Officer Kim Armstead, a spokesperson for the department, said police responded to an activation of the city's ShotSpotter gunfire detection system at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
"Upon arrival, the officers located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound," Armstead said, adding that the officers immediately rendered medical aid but were unable to save the wounded man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police collected a gun from the scene that they have tied to the man, Stern said. The sergeant was not injured and has been placed on paid administrative leave, conforming with department policy, Armstead said.
The Police Department, Alameda County District Attorney's Office and Community Police Review Agency will investigate the shooting.
Barry Donelan, president of the Oakland Police Officers' Association, said in a statement that his members are "thankful for our officer's safety and equally relieved" that no bystanders were injured during the violent encounter.
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