03/29/2010

Calif. police shoot man damaging cruisers with hatchet

The suspect was also shooting at cruisers and refused to drop his gun

San Jose Mercury News

OAKLAND, Calif. — A man who damaged at least a half-dozen Oakland police cars with a hatchet and shotgun blasts behind police headquarters was shot by an officer early Sunday after he refused to drop the gun and appeared as if he was going to fire again, investigators said.

The suspect was identified as Nathaniel Riddick, 25, whose last known address was in Sacramento.

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