Just got off the phone w/ @RegionalParksPD - he confirmed that officer was flagged down and told about someone in 7/11 parking lot w/a gun— Tiffany Wilson (@TWilsonTV) April 10, 2017
Neighbors say they heard the activity first hand. "We heard two pop shots, bam bam and that was it," said Luis Hernandez, who lives nearby.
The clerk at a nearby 7-Eleven says the confrontation started after a young man bought cigarettes, cigars and beer, then walked out to his car where two others were waiting.
An East Bay Regional Parks Officer came upon the car and called for backup after seeing what he thought was a firearm.
The clerk says his customer ran across the street and through the shopping center.
Fremont police followed the suspect along with the SWAT team.
Luis Hernandez says officers asked the suspect to surrender for 15 minutes. "They were trying to reach the subject but the subject did not come out."
Two officers eventually fired at the suspect, he died at the scene.
The cause of the shooting remains under investigation.
Officers involved in a shooting @ Fremont/Decoto. Officers are alright. No outstanding suspects. Investigation in preliminary stages.— Fremont Police Dept (@FremontPD) April 10, 2017