One person is dead and another gravely wounded following a shootout at an Oakland gas station on Thursday afternoon (October 21).
According to ABC7, retired Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner was shot six times as three men attempted to rob him as he pumped gas. Joyner fought back and wound up shooting and killing one of the suspects, who was later identified as SOB x RBE affiliate Lil Theze.
Former FBI Investigator Rick Smith notes it will more than likely be ruled self-defense, explaining, “I think he was entirely justified in shooting the suspects. He felt his life was in jeopardy.” Disturbing video of the incident has Oakland residents on high alert.
“I just think the situation in Oakland is horrible and getting worse everyday and that’s a video example of how bad it is,” he added. “There is an increased rate of fear and terror and lack of peace.”
#DevelopingNews Here’s security camera video of the fatal shootout in Downtown Oakland.— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) October 22, 2021
Detectives say 3 men try to rob retired Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner near downtown.
After a struggle, shots are exchanged. Joyner fatally hits one man, then he is shot multiple times. pic.twitter.com/UMtqj6I0rv