19-year-old Tyrell Coulter of Oakland is in police custody this morning after he brandished a shotgun at a police officer while fleeing from a car stop.
According to OPD’s account of event,s two OPD officers pulled over two people in a car last night around round 8:07 PM on 67th and Bancroft Avenues to cite them for a violation of the vehicle code. Coulter, dressed in black jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt, jumped out of the car and ran eastward on Bancroft Avenue. An unidentified OPD officer pursued Coulter, who produced a shotgun from his clothing and aimed it at the cop.
The officer fired several shots at Coulter from his duty weapon, all of which missed. Coulter ran to a nearby yard and eluded police for roughly four hours before he was located by a police dog. Coulter’s shotgun was also recovered, and police were questioning him as of this morning.
Coulter will face charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The officer who fired at Coulter has not been identified by the department.