On the afternoon of July 14, 1965 Officer Brice Woody was investigating reports of juveniles throwing rocks at moving trains in Oakland, when he approached a group of juveniles drinking beer in a nearby garage.
One of the juveniles went into the house and came out with a 12-gauge shotgun. The suspect began yelling profanities at Woody then pulled the trigger, striking him in the stomach. Woody survived and was able to give a statement saying he had been shot by a 16 year old male. He had his badge in hand at the time of the shooting and was attempting to talk the boy into putting the gun down. The shooter, 16-year-old Dennis Cunningham was taken into custody shortly after.
Officer Woody was transported to Merritt Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on July 23, 1965.