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Suspect Shot After Trying to Run Down Deputy Following Pursuit

The suspect was hit in the arm and is expected to survive, according to an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. His name has not yet been released.

SAN LORENZO, CA: Hesperian Boulevard near Grant Avenue in San Lorenzo. Photo Credit: William Decker of San Lorenzo.
SAN LORENZO, CA: Hesperian Boulevard near Grant Avenue in San Lorenzo. Photo Credit: William Decker of San Lorenzo.
By Bay City News—

A suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting after leading police on a pursuit through Alameda County this evening, a sheriff's deputy said.
 
At about 5:41 p.m., authorities attempted a traffic stop on a black BMW at Meekland and Smalley avenues in unincorporated Hayward, but the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated, Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman April Luckett said.
 
During the pursuit the vehicle entered onto northbound Interstate Highway 880 from A Street, and police lost sight of the BMW, according to Luckett.
 
A short while later, however, another deputy spotted the vehicle on Hesperian Boulevard near Grant Avenue in San Lorenzo.
 
"That's when the officer-involved shooting occurred," Luckett said. The incident remains under investigation and the exact details of the shooting have not been released, but police did obtain a witness statement saying the deputy acted in self-defense.
 
"It appeared the deputy fired in order to protect himself from the suspect vehicle," Luckett said.
 
After the shots were fired, the suspect vehicle continued south toward Hayward, according to Luckett. With help from the city of Hayward, the suspect vehicle was disabled near Hesperian Boulevard and the on-ramp to eastbound state Highway 92.
 
The suspect then attempted to flee on foot from the vehicle, but deputies were able to apprehend him, Luckett said.
 
The suspect, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, according to Luckett. The incident remains under investigation tonight. The suspect's identity has not been released.
 
The deputy involved in the shooting has been with the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for seven years, Luckett said.
Mike March 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Once again, "Breaking News!!.........from fourteen hours ago.........."
Autumn Johnson March 19, 2014 at 10:18 AM
@Mike: There was no breaking news alert sent out with this story. Did you get one? Additionally, we do not have 24-hour coverage for the sites as I am the only editor for 16 sites and have to call it a night at some point.
MICHELLE CLOWSER March 19, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Agreed- I was even in town and following, and I didn't even have all the relevant facts until this story came out in the press early this am.... however, San Lorenzo residents can follow unofficial alerts like traffic advisories at the facebook page SAN LORENZO COMMUNITY. We follow the CV Patch, because we don't get all the facts until the press does...and Autumn Johnson is great at getting those facts from the higher ups...
Mike March 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Yes, it came to my phone as "Breaking News". I wouldn't have smack-talked otherwise. If it had come to me as a normal article, it would be fine, but I get lots of breaking news alerts about high school car washes and stuff that happened the day before.
Autumn Johnson March 19, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Mike. I did not add a breaking news tag, which is try to use when a story is active or urgent/ important for residents to have quickly. I do not see our red banner at the top of the site, which usually indicates when a breaking news post has gone out. Sounds like we had a glitch this morning. Apologies on that. We are working on a new platform that will hopefully get rid of the glitches.

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