Hayward domestic dispute suspect fatally shot after leading police on chase, injuring officer

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Hayward domestic dispute suspect fatally shot after police chase
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A domestic dispute suspect was fatally shot after leading police on a chase through multiple East Bay cities and injuring an officer.

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A domestic dispute suspect was fatally shot Monday morning after leading police on a chase through multiple East Bay cities and injuring an officer, according to law enforcement.

Around 10 a.m. officers were called to a Hayward home for reports of a domestic dispute.

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It was later determined that a man showed up at his ex's home where witnesses say he went inside and continued to cause a disturbance.

Police say people who lived there were able to lock him out of the house but that's when the suspect took out a gun.

"At that point, witnesses reportedly said he took out a handgun, fired multiple rounds in the area, even as he continued to leave the scene by getting into his car and driving away," Hayward Police Dept. Public Information Officer Cassondra Fovel said.

"He was obviously set on violence and gun violence," Alameda County Sheriff Lt. Ray Kelly said.

According to Hayward police, officers made contact with the suspect and a pursuit ensued which ultimately ended at Eden Canyon Road and Interstate 580.

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Lt. Kelly says officers utilized a "pursuit intervention" technique, pushing the suspect's car into a ravine.

"That did not stop the suspect," Lt. Kelly said. "He continued to try to flee in the car. As the officers were trying to approach him, he rammed one of the patrol cars. We believe one of the officers legs was pinned."

Police say the suspect attempted to carjack someone at gunpoint and that's when officers opened fire. The suspect was struck at least once and was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The officer who was injured in the pursuit was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Lt. Kelly believes if people didn't step in during the domestic dispute in Hayward, authorities would likely be investigating a homicide right now.

"This could've gone very bad for our officers," Lt. Kelly said. "This suspect showed a propensity for violence. They used very good tactics and had to make very important decisions and we are thankful that none of our officers were hurt."

Lt. Kelly says the man had an extensive criminal history and was involved in a robbery and attempted kidnapping earlier in the day at an Emeryville Home Depot, before the domestic dispute and shooting.

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