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Calif. officer slain; suspect in custody


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July 26, 2005

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Calif. officer slain; suspect in custody

Officer Down: Nels "Dan" Niemi - [San Leandro, California]


Update:  The suspect, Irving Ramirez has been caught


Biographical Info

Age: 42

Additional Info: Officer Niemi was a three-year veteran of the force and leaves behind a wife and two children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Niemi was shot and killed while responding to a call.

Date of Incident: July 25, 2005

Suspect Info: Police are looking for the alleged shooter, Irving Ramirez, 23-years-old. He goes by the street name "Gotti."



KRON 4 News

Suspect: Irving Ramirez

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. -- Authorities are searching for the suspect who they believe shot and killed a San Leandro police officer late Monday night.

Officer Nels "Dan" Niemi, 42, was gunned down late Monday night after responding to a disturbance on the 14700 block of Doolittle Dr.

Witnesses say neighbors on Doolittle Dr. called police at 10:50 p.m. Monday to complain of young people loitering on the street. The officer arrived and started talking with a group of young adults.

For full story, visit:  San Leandro Officer Killed in Line of Duty



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