News Release, Police Department

Homicide Investigation - San Antonio Street/Hayman Street

May 3, 2024


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Officer Cassondra Fovel #340


Homicide Investigation – San Antonio Street/Hayman Street 

HAYWARD, Calif., On Apr. 26, 2024, in the early evening hours, witnesses reportedly saw two adult males in an argument near the area of San Antonio Street and Hayman Street. Witnesses said one of men grabbed a handgun and shot the other. Witnesses believed the man who was shot had been killed but did not originally call 9-1-1 or contact the police. 


Two days later, on Friday, Apr. 28, at about 2:42 p.m., witnesses contacted the police to report the incident. Officers responded to the area and located evidence of a shooting however no victims were located at the scene and no victims were located at nearby hospitals.  


The investigation continued, as detectives and officers canvassed the area for evidence, witnesses, or potential victims. During this investigation, a person of interest in the shooting was named and identified. A record check of the man also found him to have outstanding felony warrants. 


This man has been identified as 38-year-old Hayward resident, Andres Sanchez 


On Apr. 30, 2024, at approximately 2:55 p.m., officers canvassed the train tracks near Tennyson Road and Leidig Court after receiving information that Sanchez was seen riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the area. Officers located Sanchez riding the ATV and attempted to contact him, but Sanchez immediately fled on the ATV. Sanchez traveled southbound and jumped a wall into a residential neighborhood. 


Sanchez continued to flee on foot and barricaded himself inside the garage of an occupied residence near the 29000 block of Chance Street. The two homeowners were able to exit the home as officers arrived on scene and contained the area. The two homeowners were not injured as a result of the incident. 


The Hayward Police Department’s Special Response Unit, along with assistance from the Fremont Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene and began negotiations with Sanchez to come out of the garage. After hours of negotiations, Sanchez peacefully surrendered and was taken into custody.  


On Apr. 30, 2024, at approximately 2145 hours, detectives located the body of an adult male who had sustained apparent gunshot wounds. The body was located near the area of the originally reported shooting and had been concealed with dirt and debris. It is believed the man had been deceased for several days.  


The man’s identity is not being released at this time, pending formal identification protocols by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.  


Following further investigation, the collection of evidence at the scene, and witness statements, Sanchez was placed under arrest for his outstanding warrants, felony evasion, home invasion robbery, and murder.  


This is an ongoing investigation, and our understanding of the events that took place may change. More details will be released when they become available. 


Anyone with information related to the homicide is asked to call Detective Scinto at 510-293-7176. 


The Hayward Police Department case number is 2024-23214 This is Hayward’s fourth homicide of 2024. 


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