OAKLAND POLICE SHOOT, KILL SUSPECT: OAKLAND AP) — An Oakland police officer is on paid administrative leave after shooting and killing a suspect following a foot chase.
Deputy Police Chief Danielle Outlaw says the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. Wednesday when the officer encountered the armed suspect. Outlaw says the man had fled on foot after police tried to pull the vehicle he was in over.
Officers had received a report that three men inside the vehicle — a Chevrolet Suburban — were possibly armed with at least one gun.
The other two men, who are in their 20s, were arrested. The names of the suspects and officer involved in the shooting have not been released.
Outlaw says a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen in Georgia was found in the area where the suspect was shot.
SECURITY GUARD ARRESTED FOR PLANNING ROBBERY: SANTA CRUZ (AP) — A University of California, Santa Cruz security guard was arrested on suspicion of planning a large-scale robbery and possessing a cache of illegal guns and ammunition, police said.
Nicholas Yukich, 54, was being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grand theft and possession of assault weapons.
Police did not say what business they believe Yukich was planning to rob, but an informant Yukich tried to recruit for the heist tipped them off.
"He was definitely the mastermind of it," Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark told the newspaper.
Detectives found some 48 guns including assault weapons, shotguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition — including armor-piercing rounds — in Yukich's mobile home.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the investigation.
The university says Yukich worked at the school as a community service officer, which are employed through the school's housing department.
EX-FOOTBALL COACH CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX ABUSE: MARTINEZ (AP) — Contra Costa County prosecutors have charged a former high school football coach with 16 counts of child sex abuse.
Fifty-one-year-old Barron Edwards of San Lorenzo was charged on Tuesday with three counts of rape, 12 counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under age 14, and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a child age 14 or 15.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Nancy Georgiou says the charges also include special enhancements alleging multiple victims.
Authorities say the alleged crimes occurred with two minors in the 1980s and 1990s.
Edwards, who was varsity football coach at Kennedy High School in Richmond in 2004 and 2005, was arrested at his home last week.
He is being held at the Contra Costa County jail on $21.2 million bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
DRIVER IN TRIPLE FATAL CRASH ARRAIGNED
REDWOOD CITY (AP) — The man who was behind the wheel during a triple fatal crash on Memorial Day is scheduled to be arraigned in a Northern California courtroom.
A Santa Clara County judge on Thursday will formally charge Paul Diaz of Daly City with multiple felonies including vehicular manslaughter with intoxication and gross negligence.
The 25-year-old Diaz is accused of crashing a Ford Mustang in Colma early Monday, killing his passengers, 23-year-old Rosa Falla, 21-year-old Jonathan Mouton and 22-year-old Ruvin Vazquez, all from Daly City, after the car rear-ended a Honda and split in two.
Authorities said Diaz was speeding in the Mustang prior to the crash and believe alcohol was a factor based on evidence found inside the car.
Diaz allegedly fled the scene of the accident before turning himself in six hours later.