OAKLAND -- Two carjacking suspects remained on the loose after a police manhunt that shut down several East Oakland streets Monday afternoon, with one suspect in custody after he was shot at by an officer and another arrested with his mother as he tried to flee to Stockton, police said.
The carjacking victim had been flagged down around 11:30 a.m. at 27th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. as he drove his Jaguar through West Oakland, Deputy Chief Eric Breshears said. A suspect put a gun to the driver's head and forced him from the car. Four suspects got in the car and drove off.
Less than 10 minutes later, an Oakland Unified School District police officer spotted the car in East Oakland and gave chase, Oakland
During the foot chase, Joyner said, one of the suspects drew a gun and pointed it at Officer Torrey Nash, who then drew his own gun and fired it at the suspect several times. Nobody was reported hit by any bullets and it was not yet clear Monday afternoon whether the suspect had fired his own gun.
Another suspect was arrested on the Interstate 580 near Tracy, possibly on his way to Stockton, police said. Joyner said the man had phoned his mother for help and she was found in the car and arrested along with him. California Highway Patrol officers who made the arrest found a gun in the car, police said.
Police continued to search for the remaining two suspects for several hours. While they searched, police blocked off an area bordered by Bancroft Avenue and Birch and Cherry streets, and 81st and 88th avenues.
Students at nearby Castlemont High School and East Oakland PRIDE Elementary School spent hours in lockdown mode as police searched for suspects. It was their first day of the school year.
Oakland Superintendent Tony Smith, who was touring Castlemont on Monday, left the campus about five minutes before the lockdown, said Troy Flint, district spokesman.
PG&E officials called to the scene to investigate a gas leak reported in the immediate area found no danger caused by the crash, Breshears said.
The victim of the carjacking is unhurt, though he was robbed of cash and other valuables, Breshears said.
Staff writer Katy Murphy contributed to this report. Contact Sean Maher at 510-208-6430.