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September 25, 2012 > Shooting at Dirty Bird Bar

Shooting at Dirty Bird Bar

Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD

On September 24, 2012, at 12:56 a.m., Hayward Police Department received emergency calls reporting a shooting at the Dirty Bird Bar, 29308 Tennyson Road, Hayward. Additional calls to the police stated that the suspect fled the scene in what was described as a dark Buick or Cadillac. Responding officers located a similar vehicle on west-bound Tennyson Road, west of Mission Boulevard, and tried to make contact with the vehicle. Initial reports indicate the suspect reversed his vehicle toward the officers. With an impending collision, officers were forced to shoot the suspect to stop his actions. The suspect died as a result of the confrontation.

Initial investigation and witnesses' statements revealed that the suspect was involved in some sort of altercation at the Dirty Bird Bar where at least one patron was shot. The victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was treated at and released from a local hospital.

No officers or other subjects were injured as a result of this incident. The three officers, who were involved, have been placed on routine administrative leave pending the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Inspector Woods at (510) 293-7035.

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