Hayward Police Arrest Man in Officer-Involved Shooting - NBC Bay Area

Hayward Police Arrest Man in Officer-Involved Shooting



    Hayward Police Arrest Man for Shooting at Cop

    A man opened fire on an officer in Hayward, and on Sunday night, the suspect is in custody. The drama began to unfold around 2 a.m. near Winton Avenue and Soto Road. Police say the suspect shot at an officer. NBC Bay Area's Christie Smith reports from the scene. (Published Sunday, March 1, 2015)

    A person who allegedly shot at an officer early Sunday morning in Hayward has been arrested, police said.

    Police took the suspect into custody at around 2 p.m., deploying tear gas to catch the suspect.

    Shortly before 2 a.m. today, an officer pulled over a car in the area near Winton Avenue and Soto Road, Hayward police Sgt. Tasha DeCosta said.

    The suspect stepped out of the car and shot at the officer, DeCosta said.

    The officer returned fire and was not injured in the incident, according to police.

    The suspect was driving a car that might be connected with a shooting that happened around 10 p.m. Saturday, DeCosta said.

    Police said they are still searching for the suspect and residents are being asked to shelter in place.

    Anyone who sees anything suspicious in the area is asked to call Hayward police at (510) 293-7000.

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