FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers

FBI seeks help to ID van involved in shooting of federal officers
The FBI is looking to find this white van in connection a shooting in Oakland that killed a federal officer and seriously injured another on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo credit: FBI)

The FBI San Francisco Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a white van used in the shooting of two federal officers in Oakland, including Pinole resident Dave Patrick Underwood, who died from his injuries. The other officer, who has not been identified, was seriously injured.

“The vehicle is a white van identified as a 1997-2002 Ford E-250 or E-350 Cargo Van,” according to the FBI. “The van did not appear to have license plates at the time of the shooting.”

Any homes or businesses in a specific area of Oakland are asked to send any photos or security video from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the night of the shooting, Friday, May 29. The area of interest is between 7th Street and West Grand Avenue, and between Webster Street and Market Street, the FBI said. This area is depicted in the provided map.

The FBI is also seeking information on 9mm firearms that may have been used in this crime.

The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m., when a white van reportedly pulled up to the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay St. and an occupant began firing gunshots at security personnel stationed outside. At the time, Underwood and the officer had been guarding the building amid protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Underwood, a Pinole Valley High alum, is being fondly remembered in the community as a good man who loved his family, friends and job. An online fundraiser has been launched to support the families of the officers.

Please contact FBI San Francisco if you have any information related to this crime at tips.fbi.gov or call 415-553-7400. Any photos or video related to the shooting can be uploaded at www.fbi.gov/oaklandshooting. All tips can remain anonymous.