Oakland police announced they have made several arrests in last week’s fatal shooting of undercover Officer Tuan Le.

Le, 36, was shot multiple times in the early morning hours Friday while responding to a burglary call at a cannabis dispensary in the 400 block of Embarcadero.

He died at a hospital at 8:44 a.m. that day.

“In collaboration with our law enforcement partners, OPD has made significant progress in the investigation, resulting in several additional arrests over the weekend,” Oakland police said in a news release Tuesday, adding that they made at least one arrest early Tuesday.

“This is just the beginning of a lengthy legal process; we are hopeful that it will start the healing for Officer Le’s grieving family and our entire OPD family,” police said in the release. “We are committed to keeping you all informed throughout the investigation.”

Visitors to the Oakland Police Department's Facebook page react to a tribute portrait of fallen Oakland Officer Tuan Le drawn by Philadelphia forensic artist Johnny Castro. Le was killed in the line of duty Dec. 29, 2023. (Oakland Police Department/Facebook)

Officers initially responded around 1 a.m. Friday to a report of a burglary at the dispensary but eventually left the scene, then returned at about 4:30 a.m. for a call of a second burglary at the same location.

Officers saw multiple people leaving the scene and at least one person fired multiple times, striking Le, who was working as a plainclothes officer and driving an unmarked vehicle.

Fundraiser surpasses initial goal

As of late Tuesday, a GoFundMe campaign set up to help Le’s family had raised nearly $82,000.

The page, organized by Arlene Lum of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber Foundation, went live online Sunday evening with an initial goal of $50,000 and had already received 133 donations totaling $14,102 shortly before midnight.

“He will be remembered as a hero who dedicated his life to making the Oakland community safer and bringing positive changes.”

Arlene Lum, GoFundMe page organizer

“He was a dedicated public servant, loving husband, and cherished member of the Oakland community,” Lum wrote on the fundraising site. “He will be remembered as a hero who dedicated his life to making the Oakland community safer and bringing positive changes.”

Funds raised by the campaign will be donated to support Le’s family. He is survived by his wife, mother, and two dogs, Lum said.

Le, who joined the Oakland police force in 2020 after graduating from its academy, was born in Vietnam before moving to Oakland and being naturalized as a U.S. citizen on Sept. 11, 2001.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao called the killing a “senseless murder” and said the city will work “tirelessly” to identify and apprehend those responsible.