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Berkeley Police Shot and Injured Suspect Friday Night

Police say suspect opened fire on police officers.

With contribution from the Bay City News

Berkeley Police shot and injured a suspect who opened fire on them Friday night, police said.

Police were searching for a suspect who had fled from a traffic stop near the corner of 8th and Delaware streets at 10:40 p.m. 

The officers saw the suspect in an apartment. He came out of the apartment and opened fire on the officers, police said.

Police returned fire, hitting the suspect in the arm and leg.

He was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. No officers or bystanders were injured.

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. 

The Berkeley Police said that the investigation, in its early stages, will be underway during the next few days.

"We do not anticipate having additional information to share over the weekend," said the Berkeley Police.

Heather Wood April 15, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Berkeley is turning into the Wild Wild West.
Heather Wood April 16, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Either they showed restraint, or BPD needs some target training. No matter, the guy will live to serve his paltry sentence and be right back in our community again. And probably driving his Jaguar again, too.
JohnG April 18, 2012 at 06:35 AM
RE: Either they showed restraint, or BPD needs some target training seriously?!?
miss burdines@aol.com April 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
What is happening is Section 8 is moving lots of "Riff Raff" into our Berkeley neighborhoods and schools!
Susan April 25, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Ha! Sorry to blow your theory, but the 'suspect' is a 3rd generation, life-long Berkeley resident whose family owns property and pays taxes...

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