California news crew robbed, security guard shot while covering Oakland teachers strike


OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A KPIX 5 news crew covering the Oakland Teachers Strike was robbed of a camera and tripod by an armed suspect, who then shot their security guard before fleeing on Sunday evening.

Reporter Joe Vasquez and photographer John Anglin were gathering interviews for the strike at the Oakland Library near 81st Ave. when the suspect robbed them of their equipment.

The KPIX 5 crew was outside their news van when a car pulled up. Two suspects got out of the car and one pulled a gun on the crew, demanding their camera. The crew surrendered the equipment and then began walking back to the van.

The suspect and the security guard exchanged fire. The guard was shot in the upper leg, transported to Highland Hospital and listed in stable condition.

At 6:56 p.m., Oakland police officers engaged in a vehicle pursuit in connection with the shooting. The driver crashed the vehicle and was detained by police.

Oakland Police Public Information Officer Johanna Watson confirmed that the department had detained several other individuals in connection with the armed robbery and shooting and that some of the losses have been recovered.

Alameda County Sheriff spokesperson Sgt. Ray Kelly said that a 21-year-old man walked into Highland Hospital, seeking treatment of several gunshot wounds. Deputies detained the man and Oakland police arrested him in connection with the shooting.

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