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January 4, 2011 > Officer involved Shooting

Officer involved Shooting

Submitted By Lieutenant Roger Keener, Hayward Police Department

Police responded to the 2600 block of Depot Road regarding a disturbance on Thursday, December 30. The first officer on scene encountered the suspect who was brandishing a weapon. The officer, fearing for his life, discharged his weapon. The suspect subsequently died as a result of the encounter.

The officer has not been interviewed yet as part of this investigation and has been placed on Administrative Leave per departmental policy while the investigation continues. While the officer has yet to be interviewed in depth as to what transpired just prior to the shooting, it is important to note that a large hunting style knife was found on the ground adjacent to the suspect. Neither the suspect's nor the officer's names are being released at this time. Inspector R. Coffey and Inspector K. Atkins are investigating the case.

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