02/08/2011

Gang member arrested for firing on Oakland cops

The officers' car was hit, but they weren't injured and did not fire back

By Henry K. Lee
The San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND — An alleged gang member - released from federal prison weeks ago - and his getaway driver have been arrested for shooting at police officers in North Oakland, authorities said Sunday.

Benny Ray Martin, 31, fired shots at a car near 58th and Genoa streets and then unleashed more gunfire at two police officers responding to the area at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Officer Holly Joshi, an Oakland police spokeswoman.

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