Emeryville Police Officer involved shooting after chase leaves woman dead

Published On February 3, 2015 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Oakland police responded to the call of an officer-involved shooting this afternoon. A woman, later identified as Yvette Henderson was shot and killed by an Emeryville Police officer in the garage area of the Extra Space Storage Facility near the Oakland-Emeryville border after a reported robbery at the East Bay Bridge Mall and subsequent foot chase. The storage facility is located on the Oakland side of the border just past the MacArthur freeway on Hollis at 34th street.

 

Chronicle reporter Kale Williams reported that the female was indeed armed and that a gun was recovered from the scene. She was pronounced dead on the street. Neighbors at the scene who heard the shots reported as many as seven shots, but police declined to verify this, how many officers were involved or if the woman has initiated the exchange.

 

The shooting is currently being investigated by the OPD homicide division, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Emeryville PD. The EPD was just recently authorized to wear body cams but it was unknown if the officer involved was wearing one and if this incident was captured.

The KTVU Video report by Cara Lu:

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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