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Police have identified the man shot and killed by Union City police officers after he allegedly aimed a gun at them Saturday night as 26-year-old Amos G. Smith of Union City. Smith was shot by police after he tried to run from a traffic stop and then pulled a gun on the officers, according to police. Two patrol officers tried to stop Smith while driving on Dyer Street south of Meteor Way at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, police said.
Smith allegedly fled from the vehicle and tried to run away before he reached into his waistband and pulled out a gun that he pointed at the officers, police said. The officers fired their weapons at Smith several times. He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later, police said.
Police recovered a loaded handgun at the scene. 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.
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