By Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland police are investigating an incident in which an officer shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning outside City Hall, spokespeople for the department say.
A sergeant in the Police Department’s Internal Affairs division drove up to City Hall at 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza to begin his shift at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to Harry Stern, an attorney who represents the officer.
A man who police have not identified began firing a pistol at the sergeant, who returned fire and killed the man, Stern said.
Addressing reporters near City Hall Tuesday, Officer Kim Armstead, a spokesperson for the department, said police responded to an activation of the city’s ShotSpotter gunfire detection system at about 4 a.m.
“Upon arrival, the officers located an individual suffering from a gunshot wound,” Armstead said, adding that the officers immediately rendered medical aid but were unable to save the wounded man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
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