The Hayward police were called by another police agency to conduct a welfare check on a woman around 7 p.m. According to the Hayward police, the 62-year-old woman had made several 911 calls before they arrived.
They went to the woman's second story apartment, spoke with her at her apartment and displayed a handgun in a threatening manner. The police say that's when officers retreated to the parking lot of the complex, while telling the woman to drop the weapon. They say she advanced towards officers and that's when one officer fired his weapon.
Neighbors we spoke with say they heard a woman yelling and then they saw a Hayward police officer take cover behind a car and fire at least four to five shots at the woman. She tumbled halfway down the stairs and that's when more neighbors came out and saw her lying on the stairs screaming.
"It seemed like about five gunshots. Oh it scared me to death. I felt like I could feel them because it was so close. But my concern was getting the kids safe, getting on the ground and staying away from the windows," said Stephanie Gray, a neighbor.
The woman, who has not been identified, was taken away by ambulance and later died from her injuries.
Neighbors said there was a second victim who could the woman's son, but police did not confirm that.
The Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau will be conducting an investigation into the shooting, along with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.