Retired Oakland police captain injured, 1 killed in gas station shooting – .

Retired Oakland police captain injured, 1 killed in gas station shooting – .

Retired Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner was injured and another person died in a shootout during an attempted robbery at an Oakland gas station, sources said. Surveillance video shows the heist at the pump and the gunshots that followed.

On Thursday, Joyner was at a Chevron station in the 1700 block of Castro Street in West Oakland pumping gasoline when three suspects pulled over in a black car and attempted to rob him at gunpoint towards 1 p.m., sources told KTVU.

It was then that Joyner drew his own pistol and opened fire, hitting and killing one of the suspects and injuring another. Two of the suspected thieves fought back and injured Joyner. The video suggests that at least a fourth person was involved, who acted as a fleeing driver.

Joyner underwent surgery at Highland Hospital and was in the intensive care unit, according to a source. Police said the victim was in critical but stable condition.

The identity of the alleged deceased thief is withheld until his family is informed.

Ret. Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner interviewed by KTVU on August 28, 2018. (KTVU FOX 2)

The town’s ShotSpotter system alerted police to the gunfire. Officers found Joyner and the other person with gunshot wounds.

Yellow evidence markers were placed near gas pumps later in the afternoon when SkyFOX flew overhead.

Joyner was the former head of the police department’s ceasefire program. He retired two years ago after a 28-year career. After his law enforcement work, Joyner entered the cannabis industry and owns a cannabis business. It is not known if this made him a target.

At an evening press conference, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said he was at the start of the investigation. He did not explicitly confirm the identity of the victim, claiming only that the victim is a “retired officer” who is “legally capable of carrying a firearm”.

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Armstrong spoke about the surveillance video that had already surfaced and was made public by various media. He said the video was clear and was a key part of their investigation, but that police would not release the video at this time and would do so when “appropriate”.

“It highlights the violence that we have seen in this city all year round. We have seen so many tragic situations. We have seen so many people lose their lives as a result of the violence, ”said Chief Armstrong. He said the incident was exemplary of how brazen people involved in this activity can be.

During his career, Joyner has been involved in five shootings as an officer, one of which led to an investigation and settlement. He is married and the father of two children.

Mayor Libby Schaaf and senior police officials attended Highland Hospital.

No arrests were made. Today’s incident marks Oakland’s 115th homicide in 2021.

No further information was immediately available.

One person has died and a retired Oakland police captain was injured in a shooting at an Oakland gas station.


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