- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A man arrested Thursday on suspicion of shooting at an Oakland police woman trapped in her wrecked patrol car told investigators he was angry at police, authorities said.

The man, whose name and age weren’t immediately released, surrendered to police in Stockton, 70 miles away, around 4 a.m. after an hours-long standoff that began Wednesday night, authorities said.

Police say he had holed up with three young children, who weren’t harmed.

A gun “consistent with” the weapon used to shoot at the officer was found in the home, said Lt. Roland Holmgren, head of the Oakland Police Department homicide unit.

The man is suspected of firing a shot that missed Sgt. Nadia Clark, whose car slammed head-on with an SUV Saturday night as she responded to a call in East Oakland, police said. Her airbag went off, trapping her in the car.



“She was dazed and helpless” when a gunman approached moments after the accident, fired a single shot and fled, Holmgren told reporters.

Clark was treated at a hospital for her crash injuries.

The suspected gunman was not involved in the accident but indicated to detectives that he was angry at police and targeted Clark because she was a uniformed officer, Holmgren said.

The attack follows outrage over a series of publicized, questionable police shootings of black men and attacks on officers this month that killed five officers in Dallas and three officers in Baton Rouge, La.

The suspect “did make some statements when he conducted that act, that would lead me to believe that it was part of that story a little bit,” Holmgren said, referring to “the overall narrative that’s going on nationally.”

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