VIDEO: U.S. Marshals deputy shoots suspect near Hayward

HAYWARD (KRON) — A wanted suspect from Louisiana has a minor injury after being shot by a U.S. Marshals deputy near Hayward Thursday afternoon, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened when deputies from the Bay Area U.S. Marshal Task Force were serving an arrest warrant to the 26-year-old suspect, sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly said.

The fugitive was wanted on drug and weapons related charges, Kelly said.

The deputies drove up to the suspect around 3:15 p.m. on Romagnolo Street, which is a dead end street off of Maud Avenue.

One of the deputies on the scene believed his life was in danger and shot the suspect.

The sheriff’s office believes the suspect has either a graze wound from the bullet or was hit by flying debris.

Kelly has not said what exactly led to the shooting, but he said the suspect did not shoot the deputy.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but was later released.

He is now in sheriff’s custody.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and will interview the suspect and deputies.

No deputies were injured.

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