August 20, 2013 > Officer involved shooting in Hayward
Officer involved shooting in Hayward
Submitted By Lt. Mark Stuart
On Wednesday night, August 14, at about 9:23 p.m., The Hayward Police Department received a 911 call from 2191 West Tennyson Road regarding a Domestic Violence incident between a husband and wife. The caller, a young female, told a Hayward Police dispatcher that her father and mother were fighting.
As the dispatcher spoke to the caller, she told the dispatcher that her father was armed with a knife and was now threatening to kill her mother. As the caller provided information, the sound of a violent confrontation could be heard in the background. Officers arrived on scene and could hear screaming and yelling coming from inside. Based upon exigent circumstances, several officers entered the residence via the front door and were immediately met by a male subject who was armed with a knife.
The subject advanced towards the officers in a threatening manner with the knife, and forced at least one officer to shoot the subject in defense of their life and the lives of other officers and victims inside the apartment. The subject was shot at least once. He was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries and later pronounced deceased.
The subject is a 37 year old male and was believed to be living at the apartment at the time of the incident. No other people were injured during this incident. The scene was secured and the investigation is on-going.
The Hayward Police Department asks that anyone with information about this incident please call (510) 293-7034 or (510) 293-7000