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* Edgar Alvarez shot and killed by Hayward police at the Dirty Bird Lounge at 29308 Mission Blvd

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A man who was shot and killed by Hayward police after he allegedly reversed his car toward officers early Monday has been identified by police as 24-year-old Edgar Alvarez. Alvarez, a Hayward resident who police said was a documented gang member, was suspected in a shooting that occurred at about 1 a.m. Monday at the Dirty Bird Lounge at 29308 Mission Blvd.

The shooting left two people injured, a bar patron and the DJ, Hayward police Sgt. Mark Ormsby said. The patron was treated at a hospital and released, and the DJ suffered only a minor wound to his lip, Ormsby said. Officers investigating the shooting learned that the shooter had fled in a car described as a dark-colored Buick or Cadillac. Police searched the area and found a car matching that description on Tennyson Road, west of Mission Boulevard, police said.

While the officers were attempting to make contact with the driver, he allegedly reversed his car toward them and police shot him, killing him, police said. He was later identified as Alvarez. A handgun was found in his vehicle, police said. On Monday night, a vigil for Alvarez turned into a protest that ended in 11 arrests, Hayward police said.

Ormsby said a group of 50 to 70 people gathered around 7:30 p.m. Monday near East 13th Street and Tennyson Road for a vigil. The arrests were made after the group blocked traffic several times by placing objects, including couches, in the roadway, police said.

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  • R.I.P. Edgar Alvarez ,edgar was shot by hayward police 2 rookies and a vet 66 rounds from a 30 round clips that was on a .40 cal now you can’t tell me that wasn’t police brutality for the police reports to hell with them police will have another policeman’s back as long as they scratch each others back. this man was a family man with a wife and two children!!!! When ever the police kill some one they get a vacation while still getting paid to kill some individual it’s a bonus in the game they play . if they’re afraid for their life’s than they shouldn’t have tooken the part cause murder in a sin . it was a sin for a sin the HPD don’t go by justice or what’s right they go by taken us out one by one or groups such as 50 or 70 people who feel outrage by the way police takes advantage of their rights to hold guns and their badges . for the d.a and the HPD and other crooked cops you’ll make every other police man look bad . as for us we took a lost but can they police do they same and make those two rookies and vet pay for their sin….

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