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OAKLAND – Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a policeman during a burglary on the waterfront. OPD Officer Tuan Lee was shot December 29 while responding to a burglary at a cannabis cultivation warehouse.
Allen S. Brown, 28, of Hayward, and Mark D. Sanders, 27, of Tracy, are charged with murder and second- degree burglary. Sebron R. Russell, 30 of Oakland, and Marquise Cooper, 34, of Pittsburg face charges involving the burglary.
Officer Lee was responding to the warehouse burglary at the intersection of Embarcadero and Fifth Avenue. Suspects were fleeing when responding officers arrived and some of them are still being sought.
Oakland police arrested Brown on December 31. Murder, second-degree burglary, and multiple weapons-related charges have been filed against Brown. He is housed at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail ineligible for release on bond. Brown has prior convictions for burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Russell was arrested New Year’s Day on a warrant in San Francisco. Russell is being held in custody at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $200,000 bond. He faces burglary charges and special allegations. He has prior convictions for burglaries, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
With help from the U.S. Marshals Service, Oakland PD arrested Sanders in Livermore on January 2. He is ineligible for release on bond from the Santa Rita Jail. His charges include murder, homicide of an officer, voluntary manslaughter, second-degree burglary, and weapons-related charges.
Cooper was apprehended January 3 in Southern California on a burglary warrant. His transfer to Alameda County custody is pending. Cell phone GPS tracking data indicates Cooper was at the scene of the burglary, prior to the shooting.