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Yonas Alehegne, 30
Oakland, California
August 27, 2015

Agencies: Oakland Police Department California

Last updated: 11 months ago

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The victim told several officers who responded to the scene at about 7 a.m. that the suspect had been trespassing in the complex’s garage.  When she asked him to leave he assaulted her, according to Whent.

The responding officers, who were working the overnight shift, took some initial information from the victim but couldn’t find the suspect and then left the area, he said.

The female officer, who was beginning her day shift, did a follow-up interview with the victim. As she got into her patrol car to drive away the suspect, who she recognized from the victim’s description, walked in front of her car in the 200 block of MacArthur Boulevard, Whent said.

The officer got out of her car but “was immediately attacked by the suspect with a metal chain that he was swinging at her” and hitting her with, he said.

The suspect continued to advance at the officer so the officer fired multiple shots from her service weapon, striking the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Whent said.