Man shot and killed during attempted theft at cannabis-growing business identified

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Police responding to an attempted burglary of a cannabis growing operation in Oakland, Calif. on U.S. Election night have released the name of the 20-year-old man they shot and killed. The name of the deceased , Jonathan Torres Ramirez, was released about a week after kin had been notified. The police interrupted the attempted robbery at a commercial building in the city at about 10:15 p.m. While uniformed officers tried to detain the would-be thieves, a number of them scattered. Ramirez was shot as he and others tried to flee the scene on foot and in vehicles, notes the Oakland Police Department (OPD). Mass killing, links to organized crime, 1,000 pounds of pot: Why cops can’t figure out what happened at a remote California farm U.S. cities ignoring cannabis crimes to prevent pandemic spread Man gets three years in prison after cannabis lab blows up, sets neighbourhood on fire Although emergency medical aid was provided, he “succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the police report. “We recognize that any time there is an (officer-involved-shooting), regardless of the events that precipitates it, the loss of life impacts the families and members of our community,” notes a Nov. 10 update from the OPD, which extended its sympathy and support to Ramirez’s family and community members. Four officers were also injured on Nov. 3, three when struck by fleeing vehicles, the OPD noted last week. All officers have since been released from hospital. Over a dozen people were arrested and nine firearms recovered, notes the police statement. The fatal shooting is now under investigation by units inside and outside of the department, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Community Police Review Agency. The deadly night featured 88 priority calls between 9 p.m. on Nov. 3 and…

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