HAYWARD — A police officer shot a man who said had approached them with a weapon, authorities said Wednesday, the second shooting involving the city’s police in a week.
Just before 12:45 p.m., officers responded to calls about a man on a motorcycle chasing someone and banging on neighborhood doors near Bahama and Sleepy Hollow avenues, police said.
When officers arrived, they found a male in his 60s who allegedly approached them with a unspecified weapon. An officer fired at least once; the man was taken to an area hospital. No information on his injuries or condition was immediately released, but Hayward police Officer Claudia Mau said he was expected to survive.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an investigation parallel to an internal investigation within the department, police said.
“At this point, we are still investigating to determine what led to that outcome,” Hayward police said in a statement, mirroring the statement they made after the earlier shooting.
On the afternoon of May 20, Hayward officers fatally shot an unnamed man during a traffic stop. That man, who police said was in his 20s, was shot after a traffic stop at about 2:30 p.m. May 20 near Kelly and Wildwood streets. His identity has still not been released.
What led up to the shooting remained under investigation. Police have said more than one officer fired shots. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a news conference Wednesday, Hayward Chief of Police Toney Chaplin said the man killed was being sought in the shooting death of a homeless man on May 1. The name of the victim in the May 1 shooting, a 65-year-old man killed in a homeless camp on Industrial Parkway near Pacific Street, has not been released.
Police have not yet said how they were able to link the man killed Wednesday to the May 1 killing or what the man’s connection to the neighborhood was, but expect to release addition information early next week.
Anyone with information about the case should call Hayward police Det. Ryan Sprague at 510-293-7176.
Check back for updates.
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