OAKLAND -- Police have blocked off streets and a home in East Oakland searching for two suspects wanted for ramming and then shooting at a California Highway Patrol car Saturday night.
Streets are closed between 23rd and 24th avenues and East 23 and East 24 streets, police said. Because Oakland police were tied up with security duty for President Barack Obama's speaking engagement at the Fox Theater, Fremont Police SWAT members are assisting. Police at 7:30 p.m. Monday had isolated the search to one home in the 2300 block of E. 24th Street.
Two men were arrested Saturday in connection with the ramming incident, and Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said the two others still at large were spotted by officers Monday afternoon. The suspects got away after a short foot chase.
The search stems from an incident that started at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, when an officer tried to pull over the driver of a white Dodge van who was not wearing a seat belt at 54th Avenue and International Boulevard, said CHP officer Sam Morgan. The incident quickly escalated when a black Acura, likely an accomplice of the van's occupants, rammed the officer repeatedly and finally shot out the cruiser's rear window. Police did not return fire.
No one was injured.
The men in the van were arrested while those in the Acura escaped by driving the wrong way down southbound Interstate 880.
The Acura had been reported stolen after a carjacking in