Chinatown Shop Owner Stops Robbery By Firing 4 Shots at Suspects in Oakland

A store owner intervened in a robbery attempt outside their store by opening fire on the suspect in Oakland’s Chinatown. The store owner saw the suspect knocking down and attempting to steal a camera from a woman in her 30s at 9th and Franklin streets around 6 p.m. on Monday, according to KTVU. The store owner intervened and after a struggle, fired four gunshots at the suspect.

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Police confirmed that no one was hurt and the suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim with the camera was not seriously injured. Oakland Police are considering this incident an attempted robbery, according to ABC's Dion Lim.

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Oakland Chinatown has been a location of interest due to the recent series of crimes targeting elderly Asian Americans. Feature Image via KTVU

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