Federal police officer shot dead, another wounded amid Oakland protests


Two federal officers in Oakland were shot Friday night, one of them fatally, as protests over the death of George Floyd roiled the city amid nationwide violence, according to reports.

Nearly 10,000 people took to the streets of the California community, at one point stopping traffic, looting stores like Target and Walgreens, and setting fire to a Chase bank.

The two shot Federal Protective Service officers, who work for Homeland Security, were based at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building.

The shooting is under investigation and it’s unclear if it was related to the protests, an Oakland police spokeswoman told tv station KPIX 5.

What initially began as a peaceful protest ended with at least 18 arrests and six Oakland police officers hurt, in addition to the FPS officers who were shot.

Federal police officer shot dead, another wounded amid Oakland protests Federal police officer shot dead, another wounded amid Oakland protests Reviewed by Anson Moore on May 30, 2020 Rating: 5

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