Black Federal Officer Shot and Killed in Oakland Riot

Breitbart reports, “A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.”

The 53-year old died from gunshot wounds sustained after someone fired shots from an unidentified vehicle Friday night. Another officer was critically injured in the drive-by shooting outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building, an official at the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to local news.

Via ABC7:

A senior official with the Department of Homeland Security tells ABC News that the shooting is related to the protest over George Floyd’s death. A second FPS officer was wounded and is in critical condition. His identity has not yet been released.

Federal officials say the two were at the Ronald Dellums Federal Building on Clay Street when a vehicle approached just before 10 p.m. Authorities say someone inside the vehicle fired shots at the contract security officers.

Federal officials announced later Saturday afternoon that the officers were watching over the protests when the shooting occurred.

The officer’s sister confirmed Underwood’s death on her Facebook page. “My brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal officer, was murdered 5/29/20 in Oakland California, while on duty during the riots. This Violence Must Stop.”

About Catherine Smith

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