Michael Jonathan Cortez Death – Obituary : Officials say the man shot and killed by an FBI agent in Oakland have been identified as 30-year-old Michael Jonathan Cortez, by his family members, reports said.
Cortez was killed during a violent 24-hours period in Oakland.
The father of three was shot near Fruitvale Avenue and Blossom Street at about 3:20 p.m. Monday, after an FBI agent, in company of the U.S. Marshals task force serving an arrest warrant at the address fired shots.
Officials are yet to disclose if Cortez was the intended target of the warrant.
A family member said, they do not believe the agent was justified in shooting Cortez late Tuesday night.
Reports said, a report was issued by the FBI alleging that Cortez was armed when he was shot.
The FBI, US Marshals, and Oakland police are investigating.
Mayor Libby Schaaf has pledged to provide key information without compromising those reviews.
“It’s deeply concerning,” said Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project.
“Collaboration between local and federal agencies is a dangerous and deadly game that our city is playing in the name of safety,” Brooks said. “But it’s not safety for us.”
In a statement, Sgt. Barry Donelan, president of the police association, said in part, “The carnage witnessed on Oakland streets last night and how Oakland’s tired, vilified and unsupported police officers fought to protect our residents, once again demonstrated that Oakland police officers are America’s hardest-working cops.”
Councilmember Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale District said, “The behavior that’s currently going on, and not just in Fruitvale, is out of control.”
Gallo said it’s time for stakeholders to work together to crack down on crime.
“Oakland, we gotta get our act together and address the issue of public safety. And don’t be pointing fingers and blaming each other,” Gallo added.