Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Fremont

Police shot and killed an armed suspect near Washington Hospital in Fremont Thursday night.

A Fremont Police Department officer was on his way back to the police station, driving southbound on Civic Center Drive when a man allegedly fired a gun at the patrol vehicle, according to Capt. Fred Bobbitt. The officer made a u-turn and used his rifle to fire back at the suspect.

More police officers responded to the scene around 10:50 p.m. and 17 minutes later, the suspect was pronounced dead, police said.

After the first officer fired at the suspect, the man was on the ground, waving his arms with a gun next to him, according to Bobbitt. Officers told the suspect not to move but the suspect "crawled and grabbed the firearm and pointed it at our officers," Bobbitt said.

Two officers fired additional shots at the suspect and a gun was found underneath the man's torso, police said. No officers or bystanders were injured.

Detectives are still investigating the matter.

No additional information was immediately available.

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