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Officer-involved shooting at DMV

By Sgt. Eric Krimm

HAYWARD, Calif. -- On May 8, 2013 at 2.02 p.m., BART Police Department advised Hayward Police Department (HPD) Dispatch of a subject with a gun leaving Hayward BART station and described the suspect and his three companions. At 2.08 p.m., a HPD officer saw a group of four males, fitting the descriptions and detained three but the subject, who matched the description of the armed subject, fled on foot.

Additional officers responded to locate the fleeing suspect who was found behind the DMV building at 150 Jackson Street holding a hand gun. When the officer confronted the suspect and ordered him to drop the gun, the suspect did not comply, turned towards the officer and pointed the gun towards the officer. Fearing for his life, the officer responded by shooting at the suspect who fled with the gun still in his possession.

A containment perimeter was established and, after an extensive search lasting for more than three hours, the suspect was not located. There was no evidence to indicate the suspect was shot. Two of the three subjects, who were detained, were arrested on unrelated charges and one was released.

Video evidence has been recovered from several sources but will not be released at this time due to the nature of the on-going investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000 and ask for Detective J. Racette.

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