Police shoot, injure suspect in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — A man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning in San Leandro, according to police.

Around 3:00 a.m., two San Leandro police officers confronted a suspect driving a stolen van in the 800 block of St. Mary’s Ave., police said.

During the encounter officers shot at the suspect, hitting him at least one time.

The suspect was arrested, then taken to a local hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.

He is described as a 40-year-old white man.

Police say no one was killed in the shooting and no officers were injured.

Details describing how the situation escalated to the point of gunfire have not yet been released.

Detectives are reviewing police body camera footage and searching for additional video surveillance in the area. Both involved officers are uninjured and cooperating with the investigation.

Both officers involved are cooperating with the investigation, police said.

In a statement, San Leandro PD announced that other agencies will assist in the investigation:

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Crime Lab has responded to the scene at our request to process for evidence and general analysis. The Alameda County District Attorney’s office was also notified of the incident. SLPD investigators will work closely with the District Attorney’s office in keeping them apprised of the facts.

Lt. Isaac Benabou went on to say, “We expect to know more about the facts of this incident in the coming days.”

“Most officers work their entire career without having the need to discharge their firearm,” he said. “We are fortunate that this incident did not end more tragically for those involved.”

If you have information that may aid the investigation into this incident, please call San Leandro Police at 510-577-2740

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