A man who opened fire with a rifle and scope on residents, parked cars and police officers in Oakland on Friday, died several hours later after being shot by a police officer, reports SF Gate.
The shooter was identified as 32-year-old Jesse Enjaian.
Police responded to a call in East Oakland following reports of a man armed with a rifle and shooting in the neighborhood, shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, reports KRON4 News.
Helicopter footage showed him at one point inside a house pointing a rifle out of the window, before coming outside and spray painting obscene graffiti on a neighbor’s garage and car.
While Enjaian was on his rampage, the Interstate 580 was temporarily shut down, one school was evacuated and another was placed on lockdown. Police said Enjaian fired several shots and hit some nearby buildings.
Enjaian was in the street when police arrived and opened fire on the officers, and one of the officers returned fire.
Enjaian was reportedly hit in the shoulder and ankle before being transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Oakland police spokeswoman Johanna Watson said in a statement, “We had our hands full, this was a very dangerous situation.”
Neighbors said Enjaian had lived on the street for at least two years. He graduated from UCLA before attending law school at the University of Michicgan. According to court records, Enjaian was investigated for stalking a student at the university.