OAKLAND,Calif. (KRON) – A Federal Protective Service officer died Friday night after suffering from a gunshot wound in Oakland amid protests, according to authorities.
The man has been identified as 53-year-old Patrick Underwood of Pinole, according to a family member.
The family provided a picture of Underwood to KRON4. They plan to hold a news conference to discuss the shooting on Monday.
A second officer was also injured in the shooting and is currently in critical condition, the FBI said.
U.S. authorities say the killing of the officer who was watching over a protest in Oakland was an act of domestic terrorism.
Authorities did not name a suspect and did not say whether the shooter had anything to do with the protest.
Around 9:45 p.m., authorities say a gunman in a vehicle pulled up to the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building located, at 1301 Clay Street in Oakland, and began shooting at the officers.
The two officers were watching over a demonstration at the time of the shooting, the FBI said.
The officers were working for the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security which provides law enforcement services for government facilities like courthouses.
Senator Dianne Feinstein released a statement on Saturday regarding the shooting:
“Last night’s shooting of two security guards in Oakland again showed what an inflammatory and difficult period we’re in. We have to know right from wrong and not use the terrible tragedy in Minneapolis to perpetrate more violence. There’s never an excuse to shoot and kill a security guard, destroy businesses or injure innocent people.Every effort must be taken to apprehend and prosecute those who use deadly violence. People must have the right to peacefully and safely protest in Oakland and across the country.”
Governor Gavin Newsom also released a statement on the shooting:
“This is a moment of pain for our state and nation. We are also mourning the tragic loss of a federal security officer and wounding of another in Oakland. Jennifer and I send our sincere condolences to their families, friends and colleagues. No one should rush to conflate this heinous act with the protests last night. A federal investigation is underway, and we should let that process play out.”
No other details have been released at this time.
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