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October 9, 2012 > Officer-involved shooting

Officer-involved shooting

Submitted By Mark Ormsby, Hayward PD

At 11:12 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012, an officer located a parked, stolen vehicle near the intersection of Vanderbilt Street and Briergate Way in South Hayward. The vehicle had been reported stolen from within the City of Hayward.

As the officer approached the vehicle, he saw a single occupant. Despite being asked several times to show his hands, the suspect did not comply and reached for a weapon. The officer, fearing the suspect was arming himself, was forced to use lethal force.

A second officer arrived and a weapon was located in the suspect's possession. Officers administered first aid until fire department paramedics arrived. The suspect was taken to Eden Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

At the time of the incident, a local elementary school was immediately locked down to avoid injuries to students and staff. Preliminary investigations are in progress. The officer was not injured. A search warrant is being written to enable compilation of an inventory of the vehicle's contents.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Hutchinson at (510) 293-7165.

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