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Shaleem Tindle, 28, died Jan. 3 following a dispute with another man that ended in a uniformed BART police officer firing his gun in the area of Seventh and Chester streets. Police recovered a gun at the scene, and the officers were not injured. Tindle had a relationship with Oaklands Acting Mayor London Breed.
“I’m heartbroken,” Breed said. “I worked closely with him and watched him become a young man at the African American Art & Culture Complex,” which she used to manage.
An on-duty BART officer dressed in full police uniform was inside the station when he heard an active shooting taking place, Oakland Police said.
The BART officer responded to the shooting which was located near the intersection of 7th Street and Chester Street.
The officer saw two men in a struggle with each other, police said.
Police say one of the men was armed with a handgun.
After police gave several commands, the officer fired gun striking the man who armed with a handgun, according to police. He later succumbed to his injuries.
Investigators are attempting to clarify how the other man was shot, police said.
The second man shot was listed in stable condition and has since been released from the hospital.
Tindle's family hired civil rights attorney John Burris.