Body found in U-Haul truck connected to suspect in Hayward BART shooting

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HAYWARD (KRON) — Police are investigating the gruesome discovery of a body inside of a U-Haul rental truck used by the man who allegedly shot an officer at the Hayward BART station Friday morning.

The incident happened at 11:11 a.m. at the Hayward Station parking structure near Grand Street, according to a BART spokesperson.

“As part of the forensic analysis of the vehicle involved, which was a U-Haul, an unidentified adult male was found deceased,” BART officials said in a statement.

Authorities say that a BART officer approached the suspect after he was spotted walking around the parking structure and pushing a U-Haul.

“While the officer ran his name through dispatch, he learned that the suspect was on probation with a search clause.

“When the officer went to search the suspect, the suspect resisted and reached for his waistband, pulled out a gun, and shot several rounds,” said BART authorities.

One of the officers was shot in the arm. The second officer returned fire wounding the suspect.

Both the wounded officer and the suspect were taken to Eden Hospital. The officer since been released from the hospital. The suspect underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

BART authorities released a statement Friday night about the body that was found inside the truck the suspect was pushing, and said they are still investigating.

Trains were not affected as a result of the shooting, according to BART Watch Command.

Stay with KRON both on-air and online for updates on this breaking news story.



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