Oakland police, transit officers shoot, kill man with knife


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Authorities say Oakland and Bay Area Rapid Transit police officers shot and killed a suspect who charged at them with a knife.

Oakland Police Deputy Chief Jeff Israel said police received a call around 8:15 a.m. Saturday of a man armed with knives walking toward a BART station.

Israel said the man, who was not identified, ran when approached by two BART officers.

Israel said Oakland police joined the pursuit. He said officers used a stun gun on the suspect at least twice before five of them opened fire as he charged at them with a knife.

Witnesses reported hearing the man shout, "Shoot me, shoot me," before officers opened fire.

 

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