Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man in Union City

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    Union City police officers shot and killed a man who aimed a gun at them on Saturday night, police said.

    Two patrol officers attempted to stop a car on Dyer Street  south of Meteor Way at about 10 p.m. but the driver got out of the car and tried to run before reaching into the waistband of his pants, pulling out a handgun and aiming it at police confronting the officers, police said.

    The officers then shot the man several times.

    The suspect was taken to a hospital where he died a short time  later.

    A loaded handgun was found at the scene of the shooting, police  said.

    The Alameda County coroner's office was attempting to identify the  man on Sunday.

    Both officers involved in the shooting were placed on  administrative leave pending an investigation by the police department and  the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
     

    The officer-involved shooting is the second to occur in the Bay Area Saturday and one of four to occur this weekend.

    On Saturday, San Jose police shot and killed a man after a high speed chase and Daly City police shot and killed a man after a chase near Candlestick Park.

    On Sunday, Hayward police were also involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting.

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