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July 23, 2010 > Teenager shoots at Hayward Police

Teenager shoots at Hayward Police

Submitted By Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD

A 17-year-old Visalia resident has been booked at the Hayward Police Department on attempted murder charges; he is being held at Alameda County Juvenile Hall in San Leandro. Early morning on Sunday, July 18 the suspect allegedly fired a loaded handgun at Hayward Police officers.

At approximately 1 a.m. Hayward Police Officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 300 block of Laurel Avenue. During the traffic stop, they heard a single gunshot coming from the area of the Hayward Adult School located at 22100 Princeton Street. A lone male walking from the south side of the school made eye contact with Officers and then quickly fled back into the quad area of the school, which was closed. As officers approached the quad area on foot, the male suddenly turned and fired a shot at the officers then ran east into the field area of the school. The shot missed the officers, who without return fire, chased him onto the field. The suspect dropped a handgun to the ground. Following a brief struggle, officers caught the male, handcuffed and arrested him. The boy was visiting Hayward for the weekend.

"Officers are not sure whether the initial shot they heard was fired at them while they were conducting the traffic stop, or if it was directed somewhere else in the school," said Lt. Roger Keener, Hayward PD. Police recovered the loaded handgun; however, no casings were found. The name of the suspect has not been released because of his age.

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