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Woman Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting After Threatening Officers with a Gun in Hayward

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A 62-year-old woman was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Hayward Tuesday night after she reportedly threatened an officer with a handgun, police said today. Officers responded to a multi-unit apartment complex in the 21000 block of Foothill Blvd. at about 7:15 p.m. to check on the welfare of a woman living in an apartment who had made several 911 calls.

Two Hayward police officers arrived and contacted the woman. While speaking with the woman, she displayed a handgun “in a threatening manner,” Hayward police Sgt. Eric Melendez said. Officers retreated to the parking lot of the complex while ordering the woman to drop the weapon, according to Melendez. The woman reportedly advanced toward the officers and when she refused to drop her gun, one officer fired his duty weapon at the woman.

Emergency personnel transported the woman to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released. The officer involved in the shooting has been employed with the Hayward Police Department for one year. The Hayward Police Department Investigations Bureau will be investigating the incident along with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

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