2 in custody in officer-involved shooting near CSU East Bay

HAYWARD (BCN)  An officer involved shooting occurred this evening in Hayward involving Fremont police officers, near the California State University East Bay campus.

Hayward police have two suspects in custody and are currently searching for another suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous, police said.

The shooting occurred at the City View apartments, located at 25200 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward around 5:20 p.m., according to police. 

A spokeswoman for the department says officers were in Hayward for a follow up on a robbery investigation.

"I was at the park and I heard a big crash," says Jeno Donato, a neighbor.
 
Police say suspects used a vehicle to ram a law enforcement vehicle. KTVU saw a Toyota pickup truck and a sedan at the scene of the collision.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.

"Scary. He said it was very frightening to see this happen," says Martha Robinson, a neighbor who says her son saw the crash and that police have detained him as a witness," He saw two vehicles collide and two guys get out and run towards...there's a creek down there. He said they ran towards the creek. He said the cop tackled one guy and took him down like that."

University officials initially issued a shelter in place for the nearby student housing complex University Village, located at 25400 Carlos Bee Blvd. That shelter in place has since been lifted and Carlos Bee Boulevard is now open, according to University officials.

Police officers had their weapons drawn as they guarded the perimeter. A law enforcement helicopter flew over head. Neighbors say it's unsettling.

"I asked the police officer what was going on. He told me to stay in the house...that some guy is running around here with a gun," says Donato.

Nearby Campus Drive and Second Street remain closed, as police investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred nearby.

Classes at the university were not affected and people on campus are not at risk, university officials said.

Hayward police have not yet released a suspect description nor have they said who opened fire--the suspects and/or police.

 

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