February 28, 2024

The most recent man charged with homicide within the killing of Oakland police officer Tuan Le made his first look in courtroom Tuesday morning, becoming a member of three different in dealing with a slew of felonies within the officer’s late December capturing loss of life.

Marquise Cooper, 34, stared on the courtroom’s again wall and stored his face largely out of view of the gallery in the course of the listening to, which lasted only a couple minutes on the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland. Sporting a yellow jail outfit, he nodded his head when instructed to return to courtroom Thursday to enter a plea alongside different males arrested within the officer’s loss of life.

Tuesday’s listening to marked the fourth time a suspect appeared in courtroom to face felony prices within the first on-duty killing of an Oakland police officer in 14 years.

Le was working as an undercover officer on Dec. 29 when he was fatally shot within the head round 4:30 a.m. whereas responding to a housebreaking name at a marijuana develop home on the 400 block of Embarcadero, alongside town’s waterfront.

Prosecutors later charged Mark Demetrious Sanders, 27, and Allen Starr Brown, 28, with homicide — accusing Sanders of firing the deadly bullet and Brown of driving the getaway automobile. One other individual, Sebron Russell, was charged with burglarizing the dispensary a number of occasions alongside Sanders, Brown and Cooper that morning.