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 Tuesday and released phone calls demonstrating confusion over Worrell’s weapons.
“We were on Kineta way there's someone firing a shotgun,” said the first call.
“It's a handgun... we just drove by and he almost killed us,” said the second call.
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office was investigating the officer-involved shooting while Union City police investigators were 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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