November 28, 2023
A suspect was arrested Wednesday within a short time after a downtown Oakland non-injury shooting.

OAKLAND — A suspect in a Wednesday afternoon non-injury shooting in downtown Oakland was arrested within minutes several blocks away, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 1:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of 13th Street between Broadway and Franklin Street.

Police said an employee at a restaurant in the area was arguing with another person who had tried to take tip jar money.

The suspect, identified by police as a 45-year-old man, apparently tried to intervene and got into an argument with the restaurant employee, police said.

The suspect then pulled a pistol, said he was going to kill the worker and fired one shot at him, police said. The bullet struck the employee’s shoe, authorities said.

A nearby surveillance camera captured the shooting.

The suspect then fled on foot, as numerous police officers raced to the scene.

The suspect was eventually arrested at gunpoint in the 1800 block of Webster Street at about 1:50 p.m.

The gun police believe was used in the shooting was recovered nearby, authorities said.

Witnesses to the shooting were brought to the scene and identified the suspect as the shooter, authorities said.

He was booked at Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, battery with serious bodily injury, making threats and carrying a concealed firearm on the person. He was being held without bail.