An Oakland police sergeant was seriously wounded and a suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire near the MacArthur BART Station early Monday morning, police say.
The scene of the 1:32 a.m. shooting, on Martin Luther King Jr. Way between 40th Street and MacArthur Boulevard, was cordoned off during the early-morning commute as investigators examined the scene.
A sexual assault suspect with an assault rifle was killed and a police sergeant was wounded in an exchange of gunfire early Monday morning in North Oakland, authorities said.
The sergeant, whose name was not released, underwent surgery and was in stable condition at a local hospital, Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johanna Watson said.
The shooting happened about 1:32 a.m. outside a home in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, she said.
Police went to the home as part of a follow-up investigation into a sexual assault that was reported Sunday night, she said.
The sergeant and another officer were outside the house when a man came out of the house with an assault rifle and began shooting at them immediately, Police Chief Sean Whent said at a news conference Monday morning. The rifle had an extended 30-round magazine, and much of it was used, Whent said.
He said there was no conversation between the suspect and the officers before the shooting began.
The sergeant and the other officer returned fire with their semi-automatic pistols, hitting the man, Watson said. The officers' body cameras were activated at the time of the shooting, police said.
Both the man and the officer were taken to local hospitals, where the man died from his wounds....
... Whent said at the news conference that the officer has a "significant" gunshot wound, has had one surgery and is expected to have more. He said there were multiple rounds of gunshots.
He did not name the injured sergeant or the other officer who shot the suspect, but he said the sergeant is a 14-year veteran of the department who had recently been promoted to sergeant and the other is an officer who has been on the force for a year.
The man who died, whose name was not released, was a 49-year-old Oakland resident, Whent said.
Oakland police tweeted a picture of the rifle they say the suspect fired in the incident: