Fremont Police Shoot, Kill Man

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 PM PDT
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Fremont Police Shoot, Kill Man

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Two officers were injured after a driver tried to ram his car into them Saturday night.

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Fremont police officers shot and killed a 52-year-old man in front of his home Sunday after he allegedly pointed a handgun in the direction of  the officers, a police detective said.

The officers responded to a report of a family disturbance in the 3500 block of Norfolk Road at about 11:40 a.m. when they learned a man at the  home had been drinking and was armed with a handgun, Fremont police Detective  Bill Veteran said.

After arriving at the home several officers contacted the man in front of the garage while other officers evacuated the man's wife and  10-year-old daughter through the back of the home, Veteran said.

The officers briefly negotiated with the man before be "raised the handgun in the direction of the officers," according to Veteran.

Four officers then discharged their weapons, killing the man, Veteran said.

No one else was injured in the incident.

All four officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine paid administrative leave, Veteran said.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office will investigate the shooting along with the Police Department.

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