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Updated: Berkeley Police Shoot Suspect At Grove Way and Center Street in Castro Valley

One officer is injured after the suspect backed his car up into the officer, pinning him against an unmarked police vehicle.

Updated Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

A suspect was shot by a Berkeley police officer in Castro Valley after he put his car into reverse and pinned another officer against a car, according to an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

Undercover Berkeley police officers were pursuing 48-year-old Steven Moore west on Grove Way when they stopped him at the Center Street intersection around 5 p.m. said Sgt. J.D. Nelson of Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

A clerk at the nearby Arco gas station told Patch that several officers "swarmed" Moore's car. As they attempted to take the him into custody, Moore put his car into reverse, pinning an officer between his maroon Mercury and the unmarked silver Chrysler police were driving.

Officers then opened fire, hitting Moore in the chest. Arco clerk Terra Badie said that the officer was taken away in a stretcher and that Moore appeared to be seriously injured.

Moore was taken to to be treated, according to Nelson. The officer was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland for leg and hand injuries. Their conditions are not known.

Eraina Swift, who identified Moore as the father of her daughter, told KTVU that he was likely caught off guard by the officers.

"He probably didn't know it was the police at first," Swift said. "He's not a violent person. I know that he did not try to hurt that officer and I know that they should not have shot him."

Berkeley police have not released details regarding why police pulled Moore over or how he was tied to their investigation.

CHP directed traffic along the intersection while Alameda County Sheriff's deputies investigated the incident. Officers were reportedly still at the scene for several hours.

To watch a video by the Oakland Tribune of Sgt. J.D. Nelson of Alameda County Sheriff's Office speaking with press about the officer-involved shooting, click here.

Castro Valley Patch will update this report when more details are available.

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Harry February 10, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Hey whiz, get a life. And while you're at try to learn alittle more English and how to communicate effectively. Life will be easier for you and you won't be so angry. Good luck!!
Ken Martin February 11, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Can anybody interpret Whizzo's comment for us? The opinion and the English are really screwed up!!
msdawn1700oregon June 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM
it is sad this man was shot....spell and grammar check...? besides the point. I am unable to understand how the officers actions were justified, most of all I'm wondering how the victim is? any updates???
Analisa Harangozo (Editor) June 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I haven't heard any updates myself since Berkeley PD took over the case.

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