Created: 10/26/2013 6:32 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Many people along Broadway Boulevard witnessed the shooting, including one man who says he saw an officer being shot at.
It was supposed to be a sunny, Saturday morning down Broadway Boulevard.
That is, until chaos broke out.
Down the road near Cesae Chavez, Open Door Ministry was holding a yard sale this morning.
"We saw a lot of smoke, you know and we saw somebody running and everybody that was over here at the yard sale said: run inside. So we all kind of jumped up and ran inside heard about 10 or 15 shots," said Pastor Betty Ingram.
One mother ran straight for the Broadway Community Center.
“It was scary. It was just too much,” said Olivia Aguilar. “I had my son here at the library and I ran here because I thought the shots were coming from inside here."
“Shame on me because my first thought was "oh, they're shooting a movie," said Brian McMath.
Brunch turned into an eyewitness situation for Brian McMath and his friends.
"[I] Heard at least four really large caliber gunshots right here at the intersection of Broadway and MLK saw an APD squad car southbound slam on his breaks right at the time the gunshots were happening," he said.
The squad car came to a stop along MLK. It had a flat tire and bullet holes near the driver’s door.
"There was some blood on the sidewalk. And we were told by officers that an officer was hit," said McMath.
Next door at a hair salon, workers say they saw the gun shots being fired.
"We were just working and saw like a Tahoe or a Yukon stop right here in front of the salon and we heard gun shots fire," said Anna Rogers.
While they’re still process what they saw, their attention now turns to the officers and deputy injured.
“It's sad,” said Ingram. “Because they're here to protect us and for somebody to do something as crazy as that but that's the type of world we're living in. But yeah, I'm just praying for those officers."