Officer who shot, killed a man had been involved in 2 previous shootings
By Henry K. Lee
San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland police sergeant who shot and killed a man described as a possible "person of interest" in a homicide was involved in two previous shootings in recent years, one of them fatal, department officials said Friday.
Sgt. Pat Gonzales, a 10-year veteran, shot and killed Gary King Jr., 20, about 5 p.m. Thursday near 54th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland. King fit the description of a "person of interest" in a homicide, said Sgt. Michael Poirier, chief of staff for Police Chief Wayne Tucker.
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