Amos G. Smith shot and killed by Union City police officers after he allegedly aimed a gun

Published by on March 6, 2013

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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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  1. rochelle jones on Mon, 11th Mar 2013 8:38 pm 

    I knew Amos Smith father, my prayers go out to his mother. I only have one son so I know she is hurting. Cause I couldn’t live with out my son. But remember. GOD GOT IT. I KNEW LAMOS JR his father use to bring him to Modesto. Also s very good fIRENDc of GRACE JONES. TO THE SMITH MY HEART FILL PTAYERS GO OUT TO FROM MY FAMILY

  2. Jillian Donaville on Sun, 17th Mar 2013 3:50 pm 

    My lil cousin, no! I am so upset about this one. Havent seen him in a very long time, not since we were kids but he will be missed most definately! Wish I could have went to the service. I love u Amos!!! R.I.P

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