This Friday two federal security officers were shot and one killed in Oakland, California, at 9:45 p.m. during the protest caused by the death of George Floyd. The protest started in downtown Oakland and started off peaceful then escalate into chaos later in the night. Protestors smashed windows, set fires, and threw objects at officers.
The shooting occurred after a white van pulled up outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at about 9:45 p.m. Friday. Someone opened fire at two contract security officers who worked for Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, killing one and critically wounding the other, authorities said.
According to Buzzfeed
In a statement sent to BuzzFeed News, the FBI's San Francisco office said it was too early to determine a motive for the shooting and that the investigation is ongoing.
However, DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli called the shooting an act of domestic terrorism in a press conference Saturday.
“When someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to do harm and intimidate — that is an act of domestic terrorism,” DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said.
DHS Acting Sec Wolf called the shooting of two FPS officers last night in Oakland which resulted in one’s death, part of an “outright assault of our law enforcement community.” Acting Deputy DHS Sec Cuccinelli called it an “act of domestic terrorism.” pic.twitter.com/nqrBCY2gIQ
— Clare Hymes (@ClareHymes22) May 30, 2020
The officer's killing is one of two protest-related deaths reported Friday night, as people in cities across the country took to the streets in protest of George Floyd's death in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer.
A suspect hasn’t been named and Officials said they're looking into the possibility that organized groups are using the protests as a cover to carry out these acts of domestic terrorism.
This one officer's mistake of killing George Floyd does not reflect on all the good men in women in law enforcement today. Do you think this is how George Floyd would want to be remembered by murder, riots, looting, burning buildings, loss of jobs, and businesses all around America?