Shooting in Oakland OMG

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w6kru
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Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby w6kru » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:34 pm

Is anybody else following this. Four Oakland LEOs shot by lone suspect. Three confirmed dead the other critical. At least two of them were shot in the head while standing next to each other.

Condolences to the families.

Here's one of the stories.

http://www.mercurynews.com/centralcoast/ci_11968175

w6kru
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby w6kru » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:37 am

Here is an update with more detail. I still can't understand how the punk managed to hit everyone in the head. Even the officer that was grazed was hit in the head.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/top-sto ... ck_check=1

jjwool
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby jjwool » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:45 pm

Heard OPD calling in and tailing a group of OMG the other day. Didn't think law enforcement did that anymore, but evidently they do. And I guess I can see why.

w6kru
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby w6kru » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:43 am

jjwool wrote:Heard OPD calling in and tailing a group of OMG the other day. Didn't think law enforcement did that anymore, but evidently they do. And I guess I can see why.


Yep. Gotta watch out for those olive male geriatrics. :mrgreen:

N6ATF
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby N6ATF » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:21 pm

Oriental Male Gangbangers?

As far as the headshots... I wouldn't expect that from the most skilled marksman cop, the average gunowner (who can afford tons of training that cops rarely get), or even a gangbanger hitman (who has more experience shooting people than cops do). I can only guess this evil piece of crap was trained at a terrorist academy and had warfront experience.

w6kru
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby w6kru » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:14 pm

N6ATF wrote:As far as the headshots... I wouldn't expect that from the most skilled marksman cop, the average gunowner (who can afford tons of training that cops rarely get), or even a gangbanger hitman (who has more experience shooting people than cops do). I can only guess this evil piece of crap was trained at a terrorist academy and had warfront experience.


That is the thing that puzzles me. I thought for sure that the shooter would turn out to be an ex-military type with some sort of special training. The info I have seen though indicates he was just your average street punk out on parole. If I read the reports correctly the first two officers, who were both shot in the head with one officer shot twice in the head, were shot with a handgun. The swat officers that were shot in the apartment were shot "through a closet door". It just doesn't make any sense to me.

Rescue Pooh
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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby Rescue Pooh » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:26 pm

Trying to remember where I read it? Think it was in today's paper. It said that after he shot the first rounds he walked up to them as they were laying on the ground and put another bullet in each of them.

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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby w6kru » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:16 am

Hi Jeff! I saw that as well. I made the assumption that the head shots were the only wounds because that was they mentioned in the early reports. It still seems a little odd though as I would think they would have been wearing vests but maybe that is a bad assumption as well.

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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby N6ATF » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:26 am

From everything I hear about Oakland, it seems inadvisable that they would wear anything except military-grade body armor (including helmets).

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Re: Shooting in Oakland OMG

Postby PStuart » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:48 am

I'm sure the vests are a requirement, as this day in age almost all departments, at least in California require officers to wear them.


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