Suspect dies in Oakland police pursuit

OAKLAND (BCN) — A male suspect died after becoming wedged between structures while fleeing from police officers during a traffic stop in the Lockwood Gardens area of East Oakland on Sunday evening, police said today.

Patrol officers stopped the solo male driver around 5:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of 65th Avenue, just off International Boulevard, according to police.

The officers called for additional support before conducting a search.

During a systematic search of the area, officers found the driver wedged into a small space between two structures.

Officers began CPR and called for an ambulance, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The suspect’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family, police said this morning.

The death is being investigated by police and the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

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