Lovelle Mixon: Oakland Police Shooter Kills 4 Cops (Photos, Video)
UPDATE: Lovelle Mixon, 26, was pulled over by two motorcycle officers in Oakland, California Saturday afternoon for a routine traffic stop at 1:08 p.m. Mixon, driving a 1995 Buick, who police later discovered was wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating parole on an assault with a deadly weapon charge, opened fire on Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, who died of his injuries on Saturday. Sgt. John Hege, 41, who has been in grave condition at Highland Hospital, died at noon on Sunday according to CNN.
Mixon then fled into a nearly multi-unit apartment complex. SWAT officers stormed the building and exchanged gunfire with the assailant, who was brandishing an assault rifle. Mixon killed Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, and slightly wounded an unidentified officer, who was treated for a minor bullet graze to the head and released from an area hospital.
The suspect, Lovelle Mixon, was killed in the gun battle. He had an extensive criminal history, according to police officials who held a news conference Saturday afternoon (see video below).
Photos of the police officers below. More details available at Fugitive Watch.