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Suspect Points Gun at Police Officers and is Shot and Killed by Officers in Union City

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Union City police officers shot and killed an armed suspect on Saturday night, police said. Two patrol officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Dyer Street south of Meteor Way at about 10 p.m., according to Union City police. The driver fled from the vehicle and tried to flee on foot before confronting the officers, police said.

The suspect reached into his waistband and pulled out a handgun, which he aimed at the officers, according to police. The officers fired their weapons several times, police said. The suspect was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later. A loaded handgun was found at the scene of the shooting, police said.

The Alameda County coroner’s office was attempting to identify the man on Sunday. Both officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the police department and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Union City police at (510) 471-1365.

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