Two Federal Protective Service officers suffered gunshot wounds amid the violent riots Friday night in Oakland, California, police said.
Sadly, one of the officers died from his injury.
Over 7,500 protesters took to the streets of the city of Oakland, California to demonstrate over the death of George Floyd. This soon turned into an all-out riot.
The rioters caused damage across the city. There were reports of vandalism, theft of businesses, fires set, and assaults on police officers, according to the police statement.
While arrests were made, police were unable to provide any specifics.
“Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Down Town Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,” the police department said.
Police are currently investigating.
The Federal Protective Service, which falls under the Department of Homeland Security, provides security and law enforcement services at US government facilities.
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