OAKLAND (CBS SF) — One person has died and another person was injured in a shooting involving a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer late Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of the West Oakland station, according to Oakland police.
BART police requested help with the shooting from the Oakland Police Department at about 4:40 p.m. in the vicinity of Seventh and Chester streets, just north of the BART station, according Oakland police officers.
In an emailed statement, Oakland Police said, “Upon arrival, Oakland Police officers learned that an on-duty BART PD officer, dressed in full police uniform, discharged their service firearm and two adult males were transported to a local hospital for medical attention.”
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said, “We do know both individuals had gunshot wounds. But we cannot confirm that this was from the discharge of the BART officer’s firearm…The reason why is because we recovered a firearm from the scene.”
Police said one of the suspects had a weapon and a firearm was recovered from the scene.
A witness said she heard arguing between the two men prior to the shooting.
Witness Laquisha Stanley said, “It was basically just an argument between two guys and it turned into a shooting.”
Stanley said, “They just had a basic disagreement and one of them shot my friend in the leg and the police shot and killed him — the guy that shot my friend in the leg.”
No officers were injured and there are no outstanding suspects at this time, police said.
While police said a BART officer discharged his or her weapon, it was not clear whether the suspects were injured by the officer or by someone else.
A BART spokesperson said the shooting did not disrupt service.
“It’s a sad situation because it’s the beginning of the year and, you know, you want to stop a lot of black on black killings. You want to stop police killings,” said Stanley. “And try to come together as a community and be there for one another.”
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