HAYWARD -- A man suspected of shooting someone at a Hayward bar early Monday was fatally shot himself when he attempted to hit officers with his car, police said.
The incident began about 12:55 a.m., when officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Dirty Bird Lounge, 29308 Mission Blvd., Lt. Roger Keener said. Callers said the suspect fled in a dark Buick or Cadillac, which officers found on westbound Tennyson Road west of Mission Boulevard.
When officers attempted to approach the car, the suspect threw his car in reverse and lurched the vehicle toward the officers, Keener said. The three responding officers each fired off at least one round at the man, who died from the gunshot wounds, police said.
According to Keener, one patron was hit by a single shot fired inside the bar, but it was not known if it was a direct shot, a ricochet, or if the victim was the intended target. Police later found multiple shell casings outside the bar, suggesting that the suspect fired the gun several times upon leaving the building. Nobody was injured by the shots fired outside.
The victim shot inside the bar was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was treated and released, Keener said.
About a dozen people gathered outside the bar late Monday to protest the shooting, including some who threw bottles into the street, KTVU reported.
The three officers who fired shots at the suspect have been placed on routine administrative leave pending the investigation, Keener said. Tennyson Road was shut between Mission Boulevard and the South Hayward BART station as police investigated.
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