Headline: Oakland Police Officer Fatally Shot Responding to Burglary at Cannabis Business
Oakland, CA – A tragic incident unfolded on Friday morning when an Oakland police officer, identified as 36-year-old Tuan Le, was fatally shot while responding to reports of a burglary at a cannabis business. The officer, who had served as the community resource officer in West Oakland for the past two years, graduated from the 183rd police academy in 2020.
The devastating shooting took place at approximately 4:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Embarcadero. This marked the second burglary at the same location within a span of just four hours. As multiple individuals fled the scene, shots were fired at the responding officers, tragically hitting Officer Le.
Medical personnel made valiant efforts to save Officer Le’s life, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries at 8:44 a.m. at Highland Hospital. The shocking incident has left the Oakland community in a state of disbelief, with Mayor Sheng Thao expressing devastation and deeming the murder of a police officer as “senseless.”
In response, the Oakland Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, are now collaborating to find those responsible for this heinous attack. Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price has offered her condolences and reassured the community that her office will provide full support for the prosecution of the perpetrators.
The tragic news has garnered attention beyond Oakland, as the San Francisco Police Officers Association expressed their support and prayers for the injured officer and the entire Oakland Police Department. This incident marks the 54th time an Oakland Police officer has been killed in the line of duty, once again highlighting the dangers faced by law enforcement personnel every day.
As the investigation into this heart-wrenching incident continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward. The Oakland community stands united in mourning and honoring the life and service of Officer Tuan Le, as they strive to bring justice for his untimely death.
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