Pipe-Wielding Suspect Wounded In Fremont Officer-Involved Shooting

FREMONT (CBS SF) — A suspect seen wielding a pipe in the parking lot of a Fremont supermarket was shot and wounded by police Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police said the shooting took place at the shopping center located near the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Blacow Road at 4 p.m.

An officer was flagged down in the parking lot of a Lucky supermarket and told that a male suspect was in the area brandishing and waving a metal pipe at people.  The officer found the suspect and requested back up.

Moments later, the officer said over the radio that the suspect was running.  The officer chased the suspect into the south parking lot of the shopping center. The officer confronted the suspect, and during the confrontation the officer fired his duty weapon, striking the suspect.

The suspect was given medical care by officers and Fremont Fire paramedics before being transported to a local trauma center. His condition was unknown, but he was responsive at the time he was taken from the scene.

One officer was involved in the shooting and was not injured. No other details were immediately available.

It was the fourth officer-involved shooting in as many months for Fremont police officers. The last three have been fatal shootings.

The incident remains under investigation. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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