BART Police Shoot Two Men Near West Oakland BART Station

Sending our thoughts and prayers to this mans family. 

Just two days after the anniversary of the tragic BART police shooting that resulted in Oscar Grant losing his life, multiple media outlets are reporting another BART officer involved shooting which 2 men were shot, 1 of which has died.


Two suspects were shot during BART police activity in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of Oakland near the West Oakland BART station, Oakland police said. 

Around 7 p.m. Oakland Police confirmed one of the suspects who was in critical condition has died. 

The shooting happened at about 4:40 p.m., just north of the station on 7th and Chester streets, according Oakland police officers. No officers were injured and there are no outstanding suspects at this time. 

BART police called in assistance from the Oakland Police Department. Both adult male suspects were transported to a local hospital and both of them had gunshot wounds. A gun has also been recovered. 

At an early evening news conference, OPD Officer Johnna Watson said a BART officer did discharge their firearm, but it could not be confirmed if the wounds came from the officer's weapon. The reasoning given was because of the gun that was recovered from the scene.   

BART Police chief Carlos Rojas said the shot fired involving the BART officer was in Oakland Police Department's jurisdiction. 

Oakland police say, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been notified of this incident.

Although it is not clear what lead up to the shooting, nor who shot who, social media was flooded with footage from the scene. A video is circulating online allegedly showing the two men who were shot, 1 of which police attempt to resuscitate.  Watch the GRAPHIC video below.

Warning - Graphic Video Below

Looking at the comments on this video, and on social media, people are questioning why officers waited so long to perform CPR. Of course, we don't know what police procedure is when it comes to these situations.

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