Piedmont police help shooting victim

A Piedmont Police Department officer administered first aid to a gunshot victim near Lake Merritt on the night of January 26. The Oakland Police Department is investigating the incident.

The Piedmont officer was driving in the area when the victim flagged the officer down. He told police he was assaulted while in his car by two suspects. He was near Lake Park and Grand avenues.

Oakland Police spokesperson Paul Chambers said he had no information on whether the victim knew the suspects or whether it was an attempted car jacking. He said the victim gave police a statement.

The call to OPD came in at 10:26 p.m. The victim is a 28-year old Richmond man, who was shot in the leg. He was reported by the Bay Area News Group to be in stable condition on January 27. BANG also reported that OPD and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Chambers was unable to confirm that.

Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan declined to identify the officer who administered first aid.

“This is an ongoing investigation in another jurisdiction,” Captain Monahan said. “We don’t want to interfere in their investigation.”

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