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Shooting Suspect Sought in Hayward



    Shooting Suspect Sought in Hayward
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    Hayward police are searching for documented gang member Edgar  Alvarez, 24, of Hayward on suspicion of involvement in a shooting at the  Dirty Bird bar in Hayward early Monday morning, according to police.

    The shooting left two people injured and led to an officer  involved shooting in which a man died, police said.

    Police investigators responding to the shooting located a handgun  in Alvarez's vehicle, police said.

    A vigil was held Monday night for the man who was shot and killed  by Hayward police after he reversed his car toward officers. The vigil turned  into a protest that ended with 11 arrests Monday night, a Hayward police  sergeant said.

    Sgt. Mark Ormsby said a group of 50 to 70 people gathered around  7:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of East 13th Street and Tennyson Road  for a vigil.

    Ormsby said the group started putting roadblocks into the roadway  and police broke up the crowd shortly thereafter.

    The group congregated again at the intersection of Franklin and  Culp avenues, according to police.

    Protesters began placing couches in the roadway and police again  tried to disperse them, police said.

    Police arrested 11 adults involved in the protest, Ormsby said,  explaining that officers normally allow those gathering in remembrance of a  loved one to have their moment for their friend or family member, but this  time the vigil got out of hand.

    The officer-involved shooting just before 1 a.m. on Monday  occurred after police responded to reports of a shooting at the Dirty Bird  bar at 29308 Mission Blvd, police said.

    The victim in the bar shooting was taken to a hospital to be  treated for a gunshot wound and has since been released, police said.

    Officers investigating that shooting learned that a shooter had  fled and was said to be driving a dark-colored Buick or Cadillac. Police  searched the area and found a car matching that description on Tennyson Road,  west of Mission Boulevard, police said.

    While the officers were attempting to make contact with the  driver, he allegedly reversed his car toward them and police shot the driver,  killing him, police said.

    Police have not yet released the name of the man who was killed.