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Police Arrest Man They Say Shot Up Cop Car

25-year-old Oakland man allegedly fired at unmarked police car Wednesday night then drove off in an Acura, eluding cops in a high-speed chase.

The man who allegedly peppered an unmarked police car with bullets Wednesday night is in custody Friday morning.

San Leandro police have arrested 25-year-old Matthew Nguyen of Oakland on a charge of the attempted murder of a police officer. They allege that he fired out of the window of his car, an Acura, at a sergeant who was driving an unmarked police car. 

Nguyen was taken into custody in the 1700 block Pinole Valley Road in Pinole.

The Acura that he was allegedly driving was recovered in Oakland at 41rst Ave. at Mera St. 

San Leandro police say they believe Nguyen was owner of the Acura and that he shot at the unmarked police car.

As previously reported, the  incident occurred about 9:22 pm Wednesday in the vicinity of Anza Way and Aloha Dr. in San Leandro.

Detectives were on a narcotics investigation when they spotted a dark-colored Acura driving around in what appeared to be a suspicious manner. A detective sergeant in an undercover vehicle followed the Acura.

On the 300 block of Aloha Dr., the suspect allegedly made a u-turn and drove the Acura directly towards the sergeant's car, rolled down the window and fired at the detective from a distance of approximately six feet.

At least five rounds struck the front quarter panel of sergeant's vehicle, but the officer was not injured.

A high-speed chase ensued though city streets, onto south bound Interstate 880, along Highway 238 and into Castro Valley.

The suspect vehicle was last seen on Interstate 580 near Highway 13.

"We are pleased to announce that an arrest has bee made in this case," police department spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor said.

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David Gomez January 20, 2012 at 06:08 PM
What a low life!

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