Knife-wielding man fatally shot by Oakland, BART police 

A knife-wielding man was killed in a shooting involving Oakland and BART police officers in the city's Fruitvale district Saturday morning, an Oakland police spokesman said.

At 8:12 a.m., police received a 911 call that a man was armed with knives in the 3200 block of East 12th Street, Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said.

Oakland police responded to the area and notified BART police as a courtesy since the man was reported to be near the Fruitvale BART station, Thomason said.

Two BART police officers who happened to be in the area spotted a man matching the description of the suspect and tried to stop him.

The man ran away from the officers and ran to 34th Avenue where an Oakland police officer, who had arrived in the area, tried unsuccessfully to shoot him with a Taser gun, Thomason said.

The suspect ran north on 34th Avenue, then turned east on East 16th Street, and then south on 33rd Avenue where another Oakland police officer shot the man with a Taser gun, but it did not appear to have an effect on him, according to Thomason.

Officers said the man was holding a knife in each hand and charged at the officers, who opened fire on the suspect. Three Oakland and two BART police officers shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Thomason said.

The man has not been identified, but was a Hispanic man believed to be between 35 and 40 years old, according to Thomason.

No officers were injured in the incident, he said.

Oakland homicide detectives, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, and the internal affairs units of the Oakland and BART police departments are conducting administrative investigations into the shooting, Thomason said.

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