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March 5, 2013 > Officer-involved shooting and assault on police officer

Officer-involved shooting and assault on police officer

Submitted By Sgt. Eric Krimm, Hayward PD

On March 3, 2013, at 3.20 a.m., a Hayward Police Officer in a marked vehicle observed a car being driven recklessly at speed on City streets. The Officer, who was accompanied by a civilian ride-along, engaged emergency lights, gave chase and attempted contact with the driver of the other vehicle which entered a residential/business area and came to a halt on the driveway of a closed business.

The Officer left his vehicle and issued verbal commands which were ignored by the other driver who proceeded to maneuver his car and drive at the patrol vehicle by which the ride-along and Officer were standing. The driver accelerated rapidly toward the ride-along. The Officer fired his handgun at the driver to defend himself and the ride-along.

The suspect vehicle struck the police vehicle's passenger door which, in turn, caught and injured the ride-along, then sped away. The police vehicle gave chase but the Officer lost sight of the other car. Moments later, responding officers and by-standers saw the suspect vehicle racing northbound along Foothill Boulevard from the vicinity of Fletcher Lane. It left the roadway, collided with a sign and came to rest in a planter area east of Foothill Boulevard, near D Street. The driver attempted to flee the scene before collapsing after a short distance.

He was detained and his injuries were believed to have been sustained in the collision, he had not been shot. An adult male passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene on Foothill Boulevard and had at least one suspected gunshot wound. Due to the nature of the collision, it is not known if he died because he was shot or because he was injured in the collision or due to a combination of both.

The driver has been identified as 23-year old Arthur Pakman, last known address in Oakley. He was later booked at Hayward Police Department's jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and homicide, as his actions appear to have caused the death of his passenger who has not been identified. The investigation is continuing.

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