OAKLAND. A security guard with a television news team was shot dead during a burglary attempt in the city center on Wednesday, police said.
The shooting occurred at around 12:20 pm at block 300 on 14th Street, west of Webster Street, police said.
When the police responded to the scene, they found the guard conscious, breathing and suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. He was taken to the hospital.
His condition was not immediately changed. Authorities said he had surgery.
Sources have confirmed to Bay Area News Group that the guard is a former police officer who previously served in San Jose. Records showed that he also worked as an officer in Hayward, Oakland and Colm.
The film crew appeared to be handling the subsequent history of a major burglary, which happened around 11:15 pm Monday at Prime 356 boutique on 14th Street, and was filming outside the store when suspects attacked them, authorities said.
Several people in the area reported hearing several shots. The police did not immediately disclose any information about the suspects.
For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, the police are offering a monetary reward of up to $ 7,500. Anyone with information can call the police at 510-238-3326 or 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.
Please stay tuned. Staff writer George Kelly contributed to this report.