Two suspected burglars were shot by a San Leandro police officer Sunday night during a break-in at a marijuana dispensary, according to the San Leandro Police Department.
The two men were shot in their torsos and taken to a nearby hospital, said Capt. Ali Kahn, of the San Leandro Police Department. They are expected to survive.
The shooting happened shortly after 10:40 p.m. when more than 10 people with masks on tried breaking into the Silverstreak marijuana dispensary, 1915 Fairway Drive, according to police.
An officer who arrived on scene ran after one of the suspected burglars, who fled to a nearby vehicle.
That suspect then opened the front passenger door and lunged over another man, while trying to grab a gun in the driver’s seat, Khan said.
The officer fired as the suspect “retrieved” the gun inside the car, a police statement said. The burglary suspect was struck twice, and the person in the front passenger seat also was shot, Khan said.
Both men are under police custody in connection with the burglary, Khan said. A person who was in the back seat of the vehicle, and who was not hit by gunfire, also was arrested.
The shooting remains under investigation by the police department. An outside independent investigator will be selected at a later time by the city manager to also investigate the shooting, Khan said. The officer, whose name has not been released, is on paid administrative leave.
Rodgers, Jakob. “San Leandro Police Officer Shoots Two Men during Marijuana Dispensary Break-In.” The Mercury News, The Mercury News, 3 Jan. 2022, www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/03/san-leandro-police-officer-shoots-two-men-during-marijuana-dispensary-break-in/amp/.
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