OAKLAND -- A man police say was armed with a gun when he was fatally shot by an officer last month in East Oakland has been identified as Bernard Peters Jr., 22 of San Francisco.
The officer's name has not been released. He was not injured.
The shooting happened about 2 p.m. May 29 after police received information that some people driving in a car in East Oakland possibly had a gun. Officers spotted the car near 90th Avenue and Plymouth Street and when they tried to stop the vehicle it sped off. The car stopped at 77th and Bancroft avenues and the three men inside, including Peters, got out and ran in different directions.
After running for a few blocks, including through some yards, Peters, who was armed with a pistol, was confronted by an officer in the 2400 block of Ritchie Street and shot several times. He died later at Highland Hospital.
Because the investigation is ongoing, police are not providing additional details at this time.
Police have said previously the pistol was loaded and had been stolen in Georgia. It is not known yet how the gun got to Oakland.
The other two men in the car were arrested on parole and probation violations. Their names have not been released.
The shooting is being investigated by police and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
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