Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Incident Date: 1/11/2001
Detective William Wilkins was accidentally shot and killed by other officers while on an undercover narcotics stakeout.
Detective Wilkins noticed a stolen car speeding by and gave chase. He caught the vehicle and was arresting the suspect at gunpoint. Uniformed patrolmen arrived on the scene and shot Detective Wilkins, who was in plainclothes. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Detective Wilkins had been employed with the Oakland Police Department for seven years, and is survived by his wife and 10-month-old son.