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June 18, 2013 > Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

Submitted By Fremont PD

On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at approximately 6:45 a.m. the Fremont Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for help on the 400 block of Ohlones Street. The caller stated that her mentally ill 53 year old adult son was throwing objects, turning furniture upside down and had armed himself with a knife. The behavior, which began several hours earlier in the morning, had escalated to the point where family members needed help and they called 9-1-1.

When officers arrived they could hear loud shouting and chanting noises coming from the home. They immediately removed the caller and a second family member from the home. Both family members were suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds inflicted by the suspect. Arriving officers had also been informed that a third elderly family member was still in the house, but that he suffered from a pre-existing medical condition and they could not get him out of the home.

Officers made multiple attempts to call the suspect out of the house and then continued their efforts to remove him safely as they entered the home. As officers cleared rooms, they were confronted by the suspect in a small bedroom. Officers gave the suspect multiple orders to disarm and move away from the weapons. He continued to disregard commands and act in a threatening way towards officers. During the confrontation two officers shot the suspect with their duty weapons and a third officer deployed a TASER. Officers located several knives in the home, including the primary weapon used by the suspect which had a 10-12 inch blade.

Additional officers arrived and began rendering CPR to the suspect. Fremont Fire Paramedics, who were staging in the area, came in and took over medical care. They declared the suspect deceased at the scene a short time later. The two family members were treated by medical personnel at the scene and released.

Per Fremont Police Department policy, the involved police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave. No additional details are available at this time and the suspects name will be released, when determined appropriate, by the Coroner.

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