Officer Involved Shooting - Eden Canyon Dr
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Officer Cassondra Fovel #340
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
HAYWARD, Calif., October 24, 2022— The Hayward Police Department is working collaboratively with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office regarding a shooting and domestic violence incident that started in Hayward and concluded with an attempted carjacking and officer involved shooting near Eden Canyon Rd and Hwy 580.
Today, at about 9:56 AM, officers were dispatched to a disturbance near the 21000 block of Gary Dr. Witnesses called to report that a man went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and brandished a firearm. Witnesses said the man was originally inside the home, but residents were able to lock him out and call 9-1-1.
As officers responded, witnesses reported that the subject had just fired numerous rounds from a handgun and was leaving the scene in a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle as it fled eastbound Grove Ave. Officers attempted to stop the subject (and sole occupant) by activating their patrol lights and sirens to conduct a vehicle stop, but he failed to pull over.
Due to the active and ongoing potential threat to the community, a pursuit was initiated. The male continued to flee through unincorporated Hayward and onto eastbound Hwy 580. The subject exited the freeway and continued northbound Eden Canyon Rd. In an attempt to end the pursuit, officers initiated a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) to disable the subject’s car. The vehicle lost control and came to a halt in the embankment just north of Hwy 580 and northbound Eden Canyon Rd.
As officers attempted to block the vehicle and prevent it from being able to flee again, an officer was pinned by the leg between the subject’s car and patrol vehicle.
The man then exited the disabled vehicle and ran northbound Eden Canyon Rd, armed with a handgun in his hand. Officers chased after the man and provided updated information to incoming patrol units.
As the suspect continued to run, a passerby traveling southbound Eden Canyon Rd was stopped by the suspect. Officers saw the man point a handgun at the driver in what appeared an attempt to either kidnap the victim and/or carjack her vehicle. Due to the immediate danger and threat of harm to the driver, officers intervened and this is when the officer-involved shooting took place.
The suspect was then taken into custody and received medical treatment at the scene and at a nearby hospital where he was transported by ambulance. The man was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The suspect’s identity is known but is being withheld at this time, pending formal identification protocols by the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau and notifications to next of kin.
The victim inside the vehicle did not sustain any physical injury as a result of the incident.
The injured officer who had been pinned between vehicles was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
A second officer also later received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at a local medical facility for injuries related to the incident.
A loaded firearm was recovered at the scene. Further investigation also revealed that the suspect’s vehicle was involved in a kidnapping and robbery incident earlier in the morning in Emeryville, CA. It is unknown at this time if the suspect in this incident is directly involved in the kidnapping in Emeryville.
Anytime Hayward Police Officers use force, regardless of degree, it is a serious matter that requires a thorough investigation. We, and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, are still in the process of conducting this investigation and our understanding of this incident may change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed. We also do not draw any conclusions about whether the officers acted consistent with our policies and the law until all the facts are known and the investigation is complete.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the actions of the suspect involved in this incident. Their report number is 22-016966.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has been notified and is reviewing this incident.
Per the City of Hayward’s policy, this case will be forwarded to an independent third-party consultant of subject matter experts in officer’s use of deadly force. Also, per the City of Hayward’s policy, the case will be referred to the California Office of the Attorney General.
We are not releasing any identifying information of the officers at this time, as witness and officer testimony are still being gathered and analyzed and this remains an ongoing investigation.
We want to thank the community for their patience and support as this incident continues to be investigated. More details about this incident will be released when they are available.
The Hayward Police Department case number is 2022-61014.
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