SAN LEANDRO — Police released body-worn camera footage Tuesday of a confrontation last month between a vehicle-theft suspect and an officer that ended in a fatal shooting, but said investigations into the incident are continuing.
In footage shared to social media and described as a “critical incident video,” police said Alameda County Sheriff’s dispatch told a police dispatcher that a black Acura Integra had failed to yield to deputies earlier and was last seen northbound on Benedict Drive toward Estudillo Avenue.
The sheriff’s dispatcher also said a similar vehicle failed to yield to Hayward police two hours earlier, and added that the Acura had been reported stolen and might have a firearm inside.
Around 11 p.m., officers encountered the Acura near East 14th Street and Durant Avenue, and pursued it when it failed to yield to a traffic-stop attempt.
Moments later, the Acura crashed into a parked semi-truck trailer in the 10400 block of Pearmain Street. and police said the man got out and pointed a semi-automatic weapon at San Leandro police Officer Anthony Pantoja. The officer told the man to put his hands up, released his K-9 dog Kane and began firing his service weapon while running.
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The man ran northbound on Apple Street onto Pippin Street, where he hopped a home’s fence as Pantoja continued to fire toward him before approaching the man on the ground next to a home.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment