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.
DEVELOPING: Oakland police respond to officer-involved shooting near Emeryville border. http://t.co/siPtkINrWF pic.twitter.com/TlI1qBlnh4
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) February 3, 2015
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.
A witness has told media here that a woman was shot by police after a chase @kron4news pic.twitter.com/wQQUeiPprA
— Daniel Villareal (@KRON4DVillareal) February 3, 2015
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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[…] was shot & killed in front of the ExtraSpace Storage Facility after an incident at Home Depot back on February 3rd. Henderson was alleged to be in possession of a gun prior to being shot by Emeryville officers as […]
The woman never pulled a gun, so he decides to shoot her rather than chase further? As they stated, woman indeed had a weapon? So that shows she pointed nothing at the police! So cowardly…police have no shame!
“A woman was caught breaking and entering into a house but was not arrested because she had no intention of robbing or harming the residents.”