Hayward officer-involved shooting justified

January 10, 2011 4:43:52 PM PST
According to a newly released internal investigation, a Hayward police officer acted properly when he shot and killed a man holding a knife.

The shooting took place after the officer responded to a landlord-tenant dispute on Depot Road on Dec. 30. The officer encountered Randall Liranzo, and soon after he approached the officer with a hunting knife.

The officer told Liranzo to drop it several times before firing his handgun.