Man accused of shooting Fremont officer apprehended

on August 30, 2010

After a chase that ran from Oakland to the California-Mexican border, Andrew Barrientos, 20, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of shooting a Fremont police officer twice in the abdomen, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury news. Officer Todd Young was attempting to serve Barrientos with a search warrant in the 2000 block of Aueson Ave. in Oakland when the shooting took place. The Merc has the full story.

And to pump our own stories a bit today – the new team has been churning out copy after a long weekend spent all over town. From recording the mini-drama of a sit-in at the Golden Gate Childhood Development Center to learning about scraper bike safety from Oakland’s own scraper bike king, Baybe Champ, they have left no stone unturned.

Our new team is spending the week at a multimedia boot camp – the better to bring you slideshows and videos all year long – so if you have any thoughts on issues they should cover, let us know now!

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