HAYWARD -- A 19-year-old man sought by police in connection with an officer-involved shooting last week near a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hayward has been arrested, police said Thursday.

Joshua Ross, of Hayward, was taken into custody about 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer, said Sgt. Eric Krimm.

Ross was arrested at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center after he appeared there for an unrelated matter, Krimm said.

The officer-involved shooting took place May 8, and neither Ross nor the officer involved were injured by the officer's gunfire, Krimm said. Following the shooting, a handgun was recovered in "the immediate vicinity of the crime."

The incident began shortly after 2 p.m., when a BART train operator reported seeing someone possibly armed with a gun, police said. As police searched the area, a Hayward police officer saw a person matching the suspect's description a short time later near the intersection of Winton Avenue and Clarendale Street.

The officer followed the man into the parking lot of the Hayward office of the DMV office at 150 Jackson St., police said. The man ran toward a wall bordering the parking lot and hopped over, while the officer jumped out of his car and ran after him, ordering him to stop.

As the officer approached the 6-foot stone wall, ¿police said, he peered over and saw the ¿man turning toward him, with a gun in his hand. The officer drew his gun and fired at least one round, but the man ran away, police said.


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Police spent several hours searching a Hayward neighborhood, but did not locate the suspect ¿until Tuesday.

The Hayward DMV office was shut down immediately after the incident occurred.

Ross was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday at the Hayward Hall of Justice to be arraigned.

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