3 Oakland Cops Killed; Another on Life Support

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2009 11:12 PM CDT
Oakland police officers clad in tactical gear leave Highland Hospital Saturday.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Three Oakland police officers were shot to death today and a fourth is on life support after two separate incidents with the same man, the Oakland Tribune reports. The first two officers, both motorcycle cops, were shot and killed about 1:15pm after making a traffic stop. The suspect fled on foot, and police tracked him down about two hours later. When they stormed his building, two more officers were shot and the suspect was killed. It's not clear what prompted the original shooting.

"This is just unbelievable, everyone is in shock," said a police sergeant.