Authorities arrested a man suspected of shooting the security guard of a news crew that was robbed while covering the Oakland teachers strike, according to a statement by the CBS affiliate. KPIX said a reporter and a photographer were gathering interviews before 5 p.m. Sunday about the strike at the Oakland Library when a car pulled up and the driver pulled a gun, demanding their camera. The crew surrendered the equipment and began walking away. “John (the photographer) abandoned the camera, took cover inside the news van where I was and told me to get down,” KPIX reporter Joe Vazquez wrote on Twitter. “We heard a flurry of loud gunshots. Very close! More shots, I saw a guy drag the camera away and saw our guard Matt was hit. Quickly called 9-1-1.” The guard, Matt Meredith, was hit in the leg, the news station said. Vazquez said on Twitter that the guard, a retired Berkeley police officer, has fired several shots. “We believe Matt is going to be okay. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening,” Vazquez wrote. “He is a retired @berkeleypolice officer. He got some shots off at the robber. We are trying to confirm if… Read full this story
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