Oakland, CA: KPIX 5 news crew robbed and security guard shot while covering a teachers strike.
A news crew from CBS affiliate KPIX Channel 5 was robbed of a camera and tripod on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 well they were covering the teachers strike in Oakland, California
At around 5:00 p.m. PT, KPIX 5 News Reporter Joe Vasquez and KPIX 5 Photographer John Anglin were gathering interviews for the teachers strike at the Oakland Library near 81st Avenue.
As the KPIX 5 news crew were outside their news van, a car pulled up near them, two suspects got out of the car and one of the suspects pulled a gun on the KPIX 5 news crew demanding their camera.
The KPIX 5 news crew surrendered the equipment and the KPIX 5 news crew began walking back to the news van.
Thank you, friends, for your well wishes. Our guard was shot today in Oakland while we were on assignment covering the Oakland teachers strike. We believe his wounds are not life threatening, thank God. Photographer John Anglin was robbed at gunpoint. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/TP225CUJNQ
— Joe Vazquez (@joenewsman) February 25, 2019
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The suspect then shot the security guard in the leg, but the security guard returned fire on the suspects.
The suspects fleet the scene as emergency crews and law enforcement arrived to the scene.
The security guard was transported to Highland Hospital and was listed in stable condition.
The security guard is a retired Berkeley Police Department Officer hired by KPIX 5.
** Picture from Joe Vazquez and CBS affiliate KPIX Channel 5: **
At 6:56 p.m. PT, officers with the Oakland Police Department engaged in a pursuit of a champagne-colored Lexus sedan in connection with the shooting.
The driver crashed the vehicle into several cars before stopping between Fairfax and Vicksburg Avenue.
The driver was detained by officers with the Oakland Police Department.
According to the Oakland Police Department, the department has detained several other individuals in connection with the armed robbery and shooting.
The Oakland Police Department also said that the stolen KPIX 5 camera was recovered.
According to the Alameda County Sheriff Office, a 21 year old man walked into Highland Hospital, seeking treatment of several gunshot wounds.
Deputies from the Alameda County Sheriff Office detained the man and officers with the Oakland Police Department arrested him in connection with the shooting.
KPIX 5 is reporting that Joe Vasquez and John Anglin said to be OK, but understandably shaken up, and that the Oakland Police Department will give a public update on the incident sometime on Monday.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery to the security guard and give thanks to the security guard who went after these robbery suspects. ZachNews sends our well wishes to KPIX 5 News Reporter Joe Vasquez and KPIX 5 Photographer John Anglin. ZachNews also would like to give thanks to the Oakland Police Department and Alameda County Sheriff Office for going after and arresting these robbery suspects. **
** Picture Above from Joe Vazquez and CBS affiliate KPIX Channel 5: **