2 federal officers shot, 1 killed during protests in Oakland

by Bryan Brammer · May 30th, 2020 11:36 am

Amid protests in Oakland, California Friday night, a gunman opened fire on two Federal Protective Service officers, killing one and sending the other to the hospital, local police said.

In a statement to a local CBS affiliate, Oakland police said the incident occurred around 9:45 p.m.

"A vehicle approached the building. An individual inside the vehicle began firing shots at contracted security officers for the Federal Protection Service of the Department of Homeland Security. One officer was killed and another injured," the statement read.

At least 7,500 protesters stormed the streets to demonstrate over the death of George Floyd. There were reports of vandalism, theft from businesses, fires set, and assaults on officers, the Oakland Police Department told CNN.

The incident is still under investigation.

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