Marijuana site robber shoots at Oakland police officers No one was hurt in the Monday morning encounter

The East Bay Times

OAKLAND — Two police officers responding to a robbery early Monday at an East Oakland marijuana grow site were shot at by a suspect but were not injured, authorities said.

The gunman and other suspects fled, but another man who had a bag of marijuana taken from the site was arrested on suspicion of burglary, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 2:54 a.m. Monday in the 8100 block of MacArthur Boulevard. Police said at least 10 people who came to the area in several cars broke into a building that had been converted into an apparently unpermitted cannabis growing operation.

As the thieves were fleeing, two Oakland police officers were pulling up in a marked patrol car. One of the suspects fired shots at them, striking their vehicle at least twice but not wounding any officers. The officers did not return fire.

Police don’t know exactly how much marijuana was taken, as no one claiming ownership of the building showed up to talk to officers, authorities said.