News Release, Police Department, Public Safety

Officer Involved Shooting

June 1, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif., June 1, 2020— We are actively investigating an officer involved shooting that happened today.

Today, at about 4 AM officers responded to a call for service regarding looting at the CVS located on Harder Rd and Mission Blvd.

During the contact, officers discharged their service weapon.  We are still investigating all the factors to determine what led to this outcome.

A male was transported to the hospital, treated for minor injuries, and he was released from the hospital. He is currently in custody.  We have 3 other people in custody in connection to this incident.

No officers were injured during this incident.

If anyone has any information that can assist this investigation, please call Detective Purnell at 510-293-7176.

We are not releasing any identifying information of the officers.  This remains an ongoing investigation as witnesses and officer testimony is gathered and analyzed.

Anytime the Hayward Police Officers use force, regardless of degree, it is a serious matter that requires a thorough investigation.  In addition to an internal investigation, that Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been notified. 

We want to thank the community for their patience while we continue to investigate.  We are committed to providing additional information as soon as the investigation allows.


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