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OPD kills again
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OAKLAND -- A suspect dragged a sheriff's deputy with his car Saturday night, prompting gunfire that killed the suspect and left a deputy wounded in his foot, police said.
The suspect, who has not been named, died after the 9:45 p.m. confrontation at 33rd Avenue and San Leandro Street while the deputy was expected to survive his injuries. While authorities found a gun in the suspect's car, it was wasn't clear who shot the deputy, said Alameda County Sheriff spokesman J.D. Nelson.
The incident began when two deputies pulled over the suspect's car and saw a passenger put something under his seat, which turned out to be drugs, Nelson said. So the deputies pulled the passenger out of the car and arrested him.
A second pair of deputies pulled up to help out and were checking the driver when he allegedly sped away. One deputy was dragged from the passenger side window, while two other deputies opened fire. The gunfire wounded the driver several times, who subsequently crashed into a building about a block away at 33rd and San Leandro.
The suspect was later died at a hospital and the deputy was rushed for medical treatment.
"We're still trying to figure out exactly what happened," said Nelson. "The deputy was extremely lucky."