FBI agent fatally shoots person in East Oakland

OAKLAND — An FBI agent shot and killed a person Monday afternoon in an East Oakland neighborhood, authorities said.

Shortly after 3:20 p.m., officers responded to Fruitvale Avenue and Blossom Street, next to the city’s Patten neighborhood, for a shooting report.

In a statement, the FBI’s San Francisco office said a U.S. Marshals Service task force was working an incident in the block when a participating FBI agent shot a person, who was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead. The agent was not hurt.

Both Oakland police and the FBI’s inspection division said they will investigate the shooting. They did not release any further details.

At almost the same time as the FBI shooting, two people were shot and killed on 68th Avenue in Oakland. Three other people were shot about two hours later near the Fruitvale BART station, about a mile south of the FBI shooting.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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