Law enforcement was in an hours-long standoff in Union City after deputy shot while serving eviction notice but eventually found the building empty and the suspect had escaped.
Union City police and sheriff’s deputies have not identified the wounded deputy or the suspect who is at large.
An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded in the line of duty in Union City on Wednesday afternoon.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department reports that, on the same day, deputies serving an eviction in east Oakland were also shot at by unknown suspects.
This is a developing story.
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The deputy was shot in the arm around 1:30 p.m. while serving an eviction notice near a row of warehouses in the vicinity of Dowe Avenue and Alvarado Niles Road in Union City.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Re: Deputy Shot
An Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and seriously injured earlier this afternoon in the 33000 block of Dowe Avenue in Union City after a suspect fired a shot from inside the target address as deputies from our Civil Unit attempted to execute an eviction.
The deputy was transported to a local trauma center, where he underwent surgery for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to an arm earlier this evening. We are happy to report that he is in recovery and in good spirits.
Union City Police Department Press Release Re: Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot
Union City, CA – UCPD Case #240124008 – On January 24, 2024 at approximately 1334 hours, UCPD officers responded to the 33000 block of Dowe Avenue for a report of an officer who was shot.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies were serving an eviction in the area when the suspect opened fire and struck one of the deputies.
The deputy was transported to a local trauma center for critical, but non-life threatening injuries.
Local agencies responded to the area to assist with the incident. As of the writing of this press release, the crime scene is still active and we advise the community to avoid the area.
The suspect is believed to still be in the area and considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact UCPD or your local law enforcement agency.
Media inquiries can be directed to Sergeant Jean Jimenez at [email protected] or 510-458-3746.
Media inquiries regarding the eviction investigation and condition of the deputy can be directed to
Tya M. Modeste at [email protected] or 510-225-5872
City of Union City, California
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