OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
10:30 AM – Sunday, December 31, 2023
An Oakland, California, police officer was murdered while answering a burglary report at a marijuana dispensary.
On Friday, 36-year-old Tuan Le was one of the few police officers who responded to a burglary call at a cannabis business near Jack London Square at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Interim Police Chief Darren Allison stated at a news conference that the arriving uniformed and plainclothes officers observed multiple people leaving the business.
One of the individuals opened fire multiple times, striking Le, who was wearing plainclothes and operating an unmarked vehicle.
The other police officers at the scene were unharmed and took the injured officer to Highland Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead approximately four hours after the shooting occurred.
“Officer Le was surrounded by his wife, mother, and members of his OPD family when he died,” a statement from the city…