Calif. gunman in body armor 'angry at left-wing politicians'
Suspect opened fire on 2 California Highway Patrol officers during I-580 traffic stop
By Bob Egelko and Henry K. Lee
The San Francisco Chronicle
A 45-year-old parolee, described by his mother as angry at left-wing politicians, opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers on an Oakland freeway early Sunday and was hit by return fire while wearing body armor, authorities said.
Byron Williams of Groveland Tuolumne County was taken to the emergency room at Highland Hospital, where he was in stable condition. Police did not describe his injuries. Two officers suffered minor cuts from flying glass.
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