Suspect killed in Hayward officer-involved shooting identified

HAYWARD (KRON)— Hayward police have released the identity of the suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Hayward Saturday night.

Eric Ortega Soto, 36, from Oakland was pronounced dead at Eden Medical Center on Wednesday.

The medical examiner conducted an autopsy and found Soto died from a gunshot wound.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is conducting a separate investigation from the Hayward Police Department.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Detective Trevor Vonnegut at 510-7034 or you can email at

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