Bodycam Shows Cop Shooting Man Holding a Knife in Hayward, California

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Published on 29 May 2020, 17:15
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Hayward, California — On May 27, 2020 at about 12:44 pm, Hayward police officers responded to a call for service of a suspicious person in the area of Bahama Avenue and Sleepy Hollow Avenue. Community members called to report that a man on a motorcycle was chasing someone and banging on doors in the neighborhood. Officers located the involved man. During the contact, an officer discharged his service weapon after the man approached officers with a knife. The man, in his 60’s, was transported to the hospital.

At the press conference, Chief Chaplin told reporters the suspect took responsibility before being released from the hospital. "He admitted to retrieving the knife and lunging at the officers with a knife and he apologized," Chaplin claimed. "He said basically, it was his fault." The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail, and currently faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.

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