OAKLAND — A police officer shot a 24-year-old man in the abdomen Friday night as he was reaching for a gun he had tried to hide in the wheel well of a car, investigators said.

Police said the suspect, Antoine Ford, was in stable condition Saturday and is expected to recover.

The name of the officer who shot him was not released.

The shooting happened at 9:55 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of 24th Street, west of Adeline Street.

Two officers on patrol saw Ford standing on the street acting suspicious. Investigators said the officers knew Ford was on parole and that he has carried guns before. An officer got out of the patrol car and tried to contact Ford.

The officer told investigators Ford walked away from him, ignoring his commands to stop and show his hands. The officer said he saw Ford pull a pistol from his waistband and put it in the wheel well of a parked car.

The officer continued to order Ford to put up his hands and said he shot Ford once when he reached into the wheel well to retrieve the gun. A loaded gun was recovered, police said.

Police confirmed that Ford has a criminal record and has been shot more than once in the past.

Ford had holds placed on him for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and various weapons counts. The officer was put on paid administrative leave, which is a routine in such incidents.


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It was the third time in three weeks Oakland officers have shot someone. The other two were fatal shootings. Friday's shooting is being investigated by police homicide and internal affairs units.