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Federal Protective Service Officer Fatally Shot in - Oakland Identified

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2020 - 5:14 am

OAKLAND -- The security guard shot and killed during Friday night’s unrest in Oakland has been identified as David Patrick Underwood of Pinole.

Underwood, 53, was identified Sunday by the FBI. A second guard was also shot and wounded. Both were working as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Security, guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building.

“Underwood died from gunshot wounds sustained after shots were fired by an unidentified subject in a vehicle,” the statement. The shooting happened at around 9:45 p.m. “A vehicle approached the building,” read the report. “An individual inside the vehicle began ?ring gunshots at contract security officers for the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Because the shooting happened on federal land, the FBI in San Francisco is conducting the investigation in partnership with Oakland police. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also is investigating.

Underwood was the younger brother of Angela Underwood Jacobs, a Republican candidate for Congress in Lancaster (Los Angeles County). On Saturday, Jacobs posted on Facebook: “My brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal officer, was murdered 5/29/20 in Oakland California, while on duty during the riots,” read the posting. “This Violence Must Stop.”

Underwood, who was known as Pat, grew up in Richmond and Pinole, part of a large extended family. His father, Dave Underwood, had been one of 12 children, and had served in the Air Force before working for 35 years as a custodian at UC Berkeley.

It was a stable family, according to Greg Underwood, the youngest of three kids. The oldest, Angela, was an outstanding student and went on to become a banker. Pat, the middle child, stood out in athletics as a left-handed-shooting forward on the varsity basketball team and played center field and pitched...

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