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Alameda County Sheriffs officers investigate a late-night officer involved shooting on a westbound Interstate 580 onramp in Castro Valley on May 17, 2013.

CASTRO VALLEY -- A man who tried to drive away from an Alameda County Sheriff¿'s Office deputy was shot by the deputy late Thursday near westbound Interstate 580 in Castro Valley, an agency spokesman said.

The driver of a Buick was shot about 11:15 p.m. and in critical condition Friday morning at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said. The deputy was not injured.

Two men and a woman, none of whom the Sheriff's Office identified, were inside a Buick that had registration tags belonging to a Honda, Nelson said. Deputies followed the Buick and pulled it over, Nelson said.

One man who was driving got out of the car and ran from it, Nelson said. He was caught a short distance away.

The second man moved into the driver's seat and tried to drive away as a deputy attempted to hold on as the car moved. "Dragged probably isn't the exact word I would use," Nelson said. "The driver pulled down the road a little bit, and the deputy was running along with it and holding on."

A second deputy then shot the driver in the torso, Nelson said.

The woman remained in the car during the entire incident, Nelson said. She was detained and questioned by deputies, Nelson said.

Staff photographer Laura Oda contributed to this report.



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