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Hayward Police Shooting Near Foothill Blvd. Leaves Man Dead

Hayward police shooting after 911 calls of a man with a gun.

Man fatally shot during confrontation with 2 Hayward officers.

Investigations are underway after police in Hayward fatally shot a man during a confrontation Wednesday night.

Hayward Police Department Press Release Re:Hayward Police Shooting Near Foothill Blvd.

Officer Cassondra Fovel
(510) 293-7064
Officer Involved Shooting near Foothill Boulevard/City Center Drive

HAYWARD, Calif., September 7, 2023 – Yesterday, at about 9:40 PM, officers were dispatched to
reports of a man armed with a gun near the 22000 block of City Center Drive. Witnesses called
and reported that the man pointed a gun at them, then left the area on foot.

As officers responded, witnesses provided a description of the man as well as the direction he
was last seen walking.

Officers arrived on scene and located a man matching the description provided by witnesses in
the area the subject was last seen walking. Officers tried to speak with the man, who was
uncooperative and walked away from them.

A witness provided information that the man then pointed what appeared to be a firearm in
the direction of officers, and this is when the officer involved shooting took place.

The man was then taken into custody and received medical treatment at the scene. Medical
personnel responded to render aid, however the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Hayward Police Department is working with the Alameda County Coroner’s Office to
formally identify the involved subject, and we have no identifying information to release at this

Two officers were involved in the shooting and were uninjured as a result of the incident. We
are not releasing any identifying information of the officers at this time, as witness and officer
testimony are still being gathered and analyzed and this case is still in the preliminary stages of
the investigation.

A firearm was recovered underneath the man after he was taken into custody and was later
determined to be a BB gun.

The officers body worn cameras were activated and captured the incident.

There are no outstanding suspects and there is no ongoing risk to the community related to this

Acting Chief Matthews provided the following statement regarding this incident:

“Any loss of human life is tragic and last night’s incident was no exception. My heart goes out
to the decedent and those involved, including the involved City of Hayward employees. The
Hayward Police Department takes all incidents involving the use of force seriously and we are
committed to ensuring fair, impartial investigations are conducted based on all available facts
and evidence.

We recognize the community entrusts us with the legal authority to carry out our duties and we
do not take that responsibility lightly. The Hayward Police Department remains committed to
transparency with our community and, although we are in the preliminary stages of this
investigation, we intend to provide additional information once it becomes available.”

This is a multifaceted investigative effort that involves the Hayward Police Department, the
District Attorney’s Office, and an independent third-party consultant of subject matter experts
in officer’s use of deadly force. The Department of Justice has also been notified about this
incident and advised they are not responding at this time.

The Hayward Police Department case number is: 2023-50715.


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