CBS San Francisco news crew robbed, security guard shot

/ CBS News

Oakland, Calif. — A CBS San Francisco news crew covering the Oakland teachers' strike was robbed of camera and tripod by an armed suspect, who then shot their security guard before fleeing Sunday evening, the station reports.

The station's reporter Joe Vasquez and photographer John Anglin were gathering interviews for the strike at the Oakland Library when the suspect robbed them of their equipment.

The news crew was outside their news van when a car pulled up. The driver got out of the car and pulled a gun on the crew, demanding their camera. The crew surrendered the equipment and then began walking back to the van.

The suspect then shot the security guard, Matt Meredith, in the upper leg. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition wasn't immediately known. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

Vasquez and Anglin were said to be OK, but understandably shaken up. Oakland police were currently investigating.

So thankful @joenewsman and photographer John Anglin are safe. Grateful for the bravery of their guard..praying for a Fast recovery #hero #brave #protectjournalists

— Elizabeth Cook (@ElizabethKPIX) February 25, 2019

First published on February 24, 2019 / 10:27 PM

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