Police Officer Tuan Le

Police Officer Tuan Le

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 2023

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Tuan Le

Police Officer Tuan Le was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis store in the 400 block of Embarcadero at about 4:45 am.

The store had already been burglarized one time before earlier in the night. As officers arrived at the scene following the second burglary, several suspects fled. Officer Le and his partner were in plainclothes when they were ambushed by a subject who was concealed nearby. The subject opened fire on the officers before they exited their vehicle.

Officer Le was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later.

The suspects fled the scene but were taken into custody 4 days later. One suspect has been charged with 1st-degree murder, and two suspects have been charged with 2nd-degree murder. A fourth suspect is charged with three counts of burglary and probation violation.

Officer Le had served with the Oakland Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and mother.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with 2nd Degree murder

burglary, plainclothes, probation violation

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