East Oakland man kills 3 Oakland police officers and leaves one brain dead.
Oakland, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–As reported by the Associated Press (AP), three Oakland Police Department officers were shot and killed and one remains in the hospital brain dead and on life support. The suspected assailant, Lovelle Mixon, a 26 year-old convicted felon, was killed by SWAT team officers in a gunfight at a local apartment on Saturday. According to state and local investigating officials in California, two motorcycle police officers, performing a routine traffic stop, were gunned down by driver, Lovelle Mixon.
Sgt. Mark Dunakin was shot and killed when he pulled over Lovelle’s Buick sedan in East Oakland on Saturday. Officer John Hege suffered a gunshot wound to the head during the traffic stop leaving him brain dead. When SWAT team officers, with the Oakland Police Department, surrounded the apartment where Lovelle was hiding, they entered the premises and Lovelle opened fire. Two more police officers died in the gunfight, and one was injured by a bullet. Police shot and killed Lovelle.
According to Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org, the city of Oakland, California has a reputation for a high rate of violent crime. Oakland’s murder rate is about twice San Francisco’s or New York City’s. Crime remains one of Oakland’s most serious challenges today. This past weekend marks one of the most violent days against Oakland police officers in the history of the city. Four police officers dying in one day is a new record for this violence ridden American cities.
During the 1990s and 2000s, Oakland has consistently been listed as one of the most dangerous large cities in the United States.
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