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Movie: Man with rifle paints obscene graffiti before being killed by police in East Oakland
OAKLAND (KRON) — An Oakland police officer shot and killed a man armed with a rifle who was firing on residents and responding officers in East Oakland Friday morning.
At 9:05 a.m., Oakland police responded to the nine thousand five hundred block of Las Vegas Avenue, near 98th Avenue and Golf Links Road just off Interstate Highway 580, on a report of a man armed with a rifle and shooting in the neighborhood.
The man was shooting at residents and parked cars and fired at Oakland police officers as they arrived, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.
When officers arrived on scene, the suspect, identified as Jessie Enjaian, was in the street and began shooting at an officer, according to police.
Helicopter over the scene demonstrated the man inwards of a house pointing a rifle out of the window. At one point, he came outside and began spraypainting obscene graffiti on the neighbor’s garage and car.
Police say he fired several shots. Some buildings in the area were hit.
The California Highway Patrol shut down eastbound I-580, Bishop O’Dowd High School, and nearby businesses were put on lockdown.
Watson said, “We had our mitts total, this was a very dangerous situation.”
She added, “This is utterly concerning for the Oakland Police Department. We have a lot of traffic that comes through the area we also have a lot of schools in the area.”
By ten a.m., police said they had detained the suspect and reopened the highway. They lifted all lockdowns at Ten:15 a.m.
No officers or residents were injured during the incident.