A family domestic dispute ended in a fatal officer-involved shooting late Wednesday when a man armed with a knife allegedly charged Hayward police officers, authorities said.
Hayward police Lt. Mark Stuart said his agency received a 911 call at about 9:23 p.m. from a 12-year-old girl reporting a domestic dispute between her parents.
“You could hear the verbal argument in the background,” he said of the call. “While the officers were enroute, the young female said her father had armed himself with a knife and was threatening to kill her mother.”
A violent confrontation was occurring inside the apartment when police arrived, Stuart said.
A man armed with a knife lunged at a Hayward police officer. Fearing for his safety and the safety of those in the apartment, the officer fired at least one round at the man, Stuart said.
The man was struck by the gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
According to Stuart, the man was 37 years old and was believed to be residing at the residence where the dispute had occurred.
The identity of the deceased man has not been released and the incident remained under investigation.
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