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Video: Officer Assaulted with Chain Shoots, Kills Suspect

August 28, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Officer Assaulted with Chain Shoots, Kills Suspect

A female officer responding to an assault in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday morning ended up killing a suspect after the man immediately struck her multiple times with a metal chain when she tried to talk to him, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said.

Whent said the officer, who is an 18-year veteran of the force, went to a residential complex at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Van Buren Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. to follow-up with the victim of an assault at the complex that was reported at about 6:45 a.m., reports KNTV.

The victim told several officers who responded to the scene at about 7 a.m. that the suspect had been trespassing in the complex's garage. When she asked him to leave he assaulted her, according to Whent.

The officer, who was hit in the face and the head, was taken to the hospital in serious condition suffering from a head injury, Watson said. She was alone at the time and she discharged her weapon after she was attacked, Watson said.

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Ima Leprechaun @ 8/28/2015 8:14 PM

She did exactly the correct thing to protect her life.

Larry Romero @ 8/29/2015 8:13 AM

Speedy recovery and God Bless OPD. You never know how your day will start at 0830.

Bill Kinsella @ 8/29/2015 8:35 AM

Clearly, the use of deadly force was justified. Sadly, in light of the current political and social climate, an officer has to sustain serious injury before the media and the general public understand the need for the last resort. Legally, the officer would have been justified in shooting this armed assailant prior to being struck by the chain - IF she saw the threat AND feared death or great bodily harm. But, the hell she would have to pay during the aftermath is evident throughout the country! I pray for your quick and complete recovery, sister.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/29/2015 1:28 PM

Good job officer. You did correctly as you were being assaulted with a deadly weapon. A very speedy recovery to you.

Leonard Mather @ 8/29/2015 2:47 PM

Once again, the Perp qualifies for the Darwin Award by reason of behavior that resulted in removing himself from the gene pool, thereby eliminating the possibility of his passing on his Idiot or Numbskull genes. Keep up the good work and may St. Michael keep protecting you.

[email protected] @ 8/29/2015 8:44 PM

Well done Officer. That slime won't be harming anyone else. If he had been taken in and charged, this being California, he would have been slapped on the wrist and sent home. Blues, Stay Safe.

Bud peterson @ 8/30/2015 3:50 AM

Great job officer. Sorry you are hurt.justice one, thug zero.

MikeAT @ 8/30/2015 9:35 AM

As we say in the Lone Star State, "Nice shooting Tex!" 😀

Kojack58 @ 8/31/2015 4:08 AM

You know I would like to have that Black female who was screaming enough is enough to confront the man with the chain and have him beat her down with it and see what she says then. They even stated the man could be confrontational. So don't patrol that neighborhood for a while let the citizens do the job and see how many bodies they end up with. Sorry for the loss of life but don't blame an officer for shooting a suspect that is trying to injure her or take her life.

S.S. @ 8/31/2015 8:02 AM

Good for her. Glad you made it out alive. We're all pulling for you.

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