Hayward Officer Opens Fire On Gunman; Search On For Escaped Suspect

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

HAYWARD (CBS SF) – An allegedly armed suspect escaped a Hayward neighborhood Wednesday afternoon despite police shooting at him, swarming the area and searching a perimeter for over three hours, police said.

Hayward police first responded to a report from BART police that a suspect with a gun was seen leaving the Downtown Hayward BART station at 2:08 p.m. Police responded and saw four males who matched that description.

An officer attempted to detain them, and three complied but one ran away.

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More officers responded and found the suspect behind the DMV building at 150 Jackson St. Police said he had a gun in his hand and the officer told him to drop the gun.

The suspect turned toward the officer and pointed the gun at him instead, so the officer fired at the suspect, according to police.

The suspect ran away again, still holding…

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