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Vergel Ricafrente Worrell Identified as Man Killed in Union City Officer Involved Shooting

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A suspect shot by Union City police Saturday while allegedly threatening officers has been identified as 46-year-old Vergel Ricafrente Worrell of Union City, police said. Police responded to reports of a man with a gun randomly firing 10-15 times in the 32600 block of Kenita Way at about 2:30 p.m.

The reports said that the man was screaming profanities and acting incoherent. Officers confronted the man with a hostage negotiator and an officer trained to deal with people with mental illness, but the man eventually pointed his gun at the officers, who shot and killed him, police said. Police identified him as Worrell today.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting while Union City police investigators are trying to determine why Worrell suddenly became violent. Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call Union City police at (510) 675-5207.

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