Officers Down in Oakland…..


Officers Down In Oakland; Four Officers, Suspect Shot

Posted: 1:37 pm PDT March 21, 2009Updated: 4:21 pm PDT March 21, 2009

OAKLAND, Calif. — A massive manhunt was underway in Oakland Saturday after four police officers and a suspect were severely wounded in two separate shootings within the troubled MacArthur Blvd. neighborhood, authorities said.

Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said the two officers shot in the initial incident were in critical condition at Highland Hospital. The condition of the two other officers and the suspect who were shot in the second shooting was not immediately known.

The coroner’s office has been called to the hospital. There was a chaotic scene outside the emergency department with officers hugging and crying.

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