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Oakland police make arrests in killing of undercover cop

Oakland police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed Friday morning while responding to burglary at a cannabis business near Oakland’s Embarcadero.
Oakland police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed Friday morning while responding to burglary at a cannabis business near Oakland’s Embarcadero. | Source: Oakland Police Department

Police in Oakland have made several arrests in connection with the killing of an undercover officer who was shot to death while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis dispensary last week.

The Oakland Police Department announced the arrests in a statement Tuesday, saying one suspect had been taken into custody within the last 12 hours.

"In collaboration with our law enforcement partners, OPD has made significant progress in the investigation, resulting in several additional arrests over the weekend," the department said in a statement.

The department did not specify how many individuals have been arrested or what they were booked on. An OPD spokesperson declined to provide additional details.

RELATED: Undercover Oakland Police Officer Fatally Shot Responding to Burglary at Cannabis Business

Officer Tuan Quoc Le was wearing plainclothes and in an unmarked vehicle when he was shot Friday morning in the 400 block of Embarcadero, south of Interstate 880 near the Jack London Aquatic Center. Le was taken by fellow officers to Highland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 8:45 a.m.

"This is just the beginning of a lengthy legal process," the department said. "We are hopeful that it will start the healing for Officer Le's grieving family and our entire OPD family. We are committed to keeping you all informed throughout the investigation."

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Stephanie K. Baer can be reached at sbaer@sfstandard.com

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