OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A man armed with a high-powered rifle was shot by Oakland police after a tense standoff near Bishop O’Dowd High School Friday.
The bizarre standoff began after a sniper report near Golf Links Drive and 98th Ave. around 9 a.m.
Police quickly rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. The gunman was clearly seen in helicopter video shooting out a window of a home on Las Vegas Ave. located near the high school which was on lock down.
The gunman then exited the home, spray painted eyes on a neighbor’s garage and also spray painted a white car on the street.
He then walked into the backyard, fired shots toward a fence and then the helicopter.
A SWAT team came to the scene and the man was shot — his condition was not immediately known.