Two in custody after man shoots at Oakland police officers 

Two suspects are in custody in connection with an incident Saturday night in which shots were fired at Oakland police officers.

Problem-solving officers assigned to North Oakland responded to 58th and Genoa streets at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday to investigate reports that there was a man armed with a gun, police spokeswoman Officer Holly Joshi said.

They spotted a man who matched a description of the armed suspect in the 800 block of 59th Street, Joshi said.

As the officers approached him, the man pulled out a gun and shot at them, Joshi said. No one was hit by the gunfire.

The man then ran away but was seen a short time later attempting to leave the area as a passenger in a car, according to Joshi.

He was stopped and arrested, and identified as 31-year-old Benny Martin of Oakland, Joshi said.

The driver of the getaway car, 20-year-old Anthony Perry of Oakland, was also arrested, she said.

Joshi said Martin confessed to the shooting and Perry also gave an incriminating statement. Both were booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland on suspicion of attempted murder, she said.

Martin and Perry, who are being held without bail, haven’t yet been charged but are tentatively scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Joshi said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at (510) 238-3426.

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