May 14, 2013 > Officer-involved shooting at DMV
Officer-involved shooting at DMV
Submitted By Sgt. Eric Krimm, Hayward PD
On May 8, 2013 at 2.02 p.m., BART Police Department advised Hayward Police Department (HPD) Dispatch of a subject with a gun leaving Hayward BART station and described him and his three companions. At 2.08 p.m., a HPD officer saw a group of four males, fitting the descriptions and detained three but the individual, who matched the description of the armed subject, fled on foot.
Additional officers responded to locate the fleeing suspect who was found behind the DMV building at 150 Jackson Street, holding a hand gun. When the officer confronted and ordered him to drop the weapon, he did not comply, turned towards the officer at whom he pointed the gun. Fearing for his life, the officer responded by shooting at the suspect who fled, still armed.
A containment perimeter was established and, after an extensive search lasting more than three hours, the suspect was not located. There was no evidence to indicate he had been shot. Two of the three detainees were arrested on unrelated charges and the third was released.
Video evidence was recovered from several sources but will not be released at this time due to the nature of the on-going investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000 and ask for Detective J. Racette.