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Oakland police officer Tuan Le killed in shooting

Oakland police officer Tuan Le was shot and killed while intercepting a burglary on Friday, December 29.

According to KTVU, Le was responding to a burglary at a cannabis dispensary around 4:45 a.m. in the 400 block of Embarcadero near Ninth Avenue. As they fled, the suspects shot at several of officers who had arrived at the scene.

Le was hit and taken to Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead at at 8:44 a.m.

According to NBC Bay Area, the 36-year-old Le was born in Vietnam but later moved to Oakland. He graduated from the 183rd Police Academy on Feb. 21, 2020, and has served as a community resource officer for two years.

“Oakland. This loss cuts deep,” said Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao, in a joint press conference, according to ABC 7 San Francisco.

“This senseless murder of this police officer, one of the guardians of our beautiful city, it will not stand. Oakland will work tirelessly with all of our law enforcement partners to find those responsible for this assault in our city, and the killing of our officer,” Thao added.

Le is survived by his wife.

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