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September 10, 2013 > Officer involved shooting

Officer involved shooting

Submitted By Cmdr. Ben Horner, Union City PD

On Saturday, August 31 at about 2:30 p.m., Union City Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting. Officers were dispatched to the area of Medallion Drive and Kenita Way after dispatch received multiple 911 calls of an armed subject who reportedly fired several shots from a firearm.

When officers arrived at the scene they were confronted by a subject who had multiple weapons. Officers provided commands to the subject but he did not comply. Fearing for their safety, officers shot the subject and the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Alameda County Sheriff/Coroner will attempt to identify the subject and notify next of kin. The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave, following department policy after an officer involved shooting.

The incident will be investigated by both the Union City Police Department and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

Authorities are asking anyone with information in regard to this incident to please call the Union City Police Department. (510-471-1365) The Union City Police Department also has a tip line for citizens that want to leave anonymous tips for the police department at 510-675-5207 or tips@unioncity.

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