OAKLAND (KRON) — A suspect is dead and an officer suffered serious injuries after an early Monday morning shooting in Oakland near the MacArthur BART station.
An sergeant and an officer responded to reports of a sexual assault incident in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard around 1:32 a.m., according to the Oakland Police Department.
When they arrived, they encountered an armed man who opened fire on the officers, striking one of them. The officers returned gunfire, shooting the suspect.
“While officers were in front of the residence, the suspect came out and began shooting at the officers with an assault rifle,” Oakland police said.
The sergeant was shot during the exchange of gunfire. Both the sergeant and the suspect were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, police said.
The suspect, a 49-year-old Oakland resident, was pronounced dead, according to police.
The wounded officer underwent emergency surgery, and he has been listed in serious condition according to a police spokesperson. More surgeries are expected later today.
The incident is being investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Homicide Section and the Internal Affairs Division.
The identities of the officers are unknown at this time, but officials have said that the injured sergeant is a 14-year veteran of the department and the officer has been with the force for only one year.
According to police, an independent and concurrent investigation is also being conducted by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office .
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