Teachers Strike Turns Violent as California News Crew is Robbed and Security Guard Shot While On Scene

Posted by The King Slayer 6 months ago in Crime
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Authorities arrested two men suspected of robbing a television news crew and shooting its security guard on Sunday.

Journalists working for Oakland’s CBS affiliate KPIX-TV were covering the Oakland teachers strike before 5pm on Sunday night at the Oakland Library when a car carrying two suspects pulled up and the driver pulled a gun, demanding their camera.

The crew surrendered the equipment and began walking away.

The suspect then shot the guard, Matt Meredith, in the leg, the news station said. Meredith was rushed to Highland Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, KPIX-TV reported.

An Alameda County Sheriff spokesman says that a 21-year-old man with several gunshot wounds walked into a nearby hospital just 15 minutes after the robbery and shooting.

Oakland police arrested the man on suspicion of shooting the news crew’s guard.

Just before 7pm local time, the second suspect was arrested after he crashed his car during a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood.

Surveillance footage shows police giving chase after a Lexus sedan which was believed to have been traveling close to 100mph.

The chase ended when the suspect’s car crashed onto a sidewalk in East Oakland.

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