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Update: BART Officer Accidentally Shot and Killed by Fellow Officer During Search in Dublin

By Alex Gronke

Update, 4:22 p.m.: A spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said that a BART officer was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow BART officer during a probation search at an apartment building in Dublin Tuesday.

The shooting happened at 1:03 p.m., according to BART police. The officer was taken to Eden Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, according to JD Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. 

Dublin police are currently investigating and questioning all officers who were at the scene. According to Nelson, an officer from Dublin Police Services was stationed outside the apartment during the search, in addition to several BART officers.

Original Post

A BART police officer was shot and killed in Dublin shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to BART police.

The name of the officer has not been released yet.

The officer was conducting a probation search when the shooting occurred in the area of Dougherty Road and Dublin Boulevard. The officer was transported to a local hospital, but he did not survive.

BART issued the following statement shortly before 4 p.m.

"BART has been informed that one of our officers has died from wounds sustained during a shooting earlier today. The entire BART organization is deeply saddened by this tragic event and we ask the public to keep the officer’s family in its thoughts and prayers."

The Dublin Police Department has taken over the investigation of the shooting.

Patch will provide more information as it becomes available. 

Selina Williams January 22, 2014 at 02:29 PM
I didn't know BART police conducted "probation" searches at peoples apartments. Seems that would be referred to patrol or duty offices. But I guess resources are strained and they have to go where they are needed and leave citizens without protection on BART. Kinda make the title "BART Police" meaningless, no?
Louise B. January 22, 2014 at 03:46 PM
The BART police were conducting a search of the home of a suspect who had been commiting robberies on BART trains.
Selina Williams January 22, 2014 at 05:04 PM
Ah, makes sense I guess. They were teaming up then. Very sad situation.

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