HAYWARD (CBS SF) — One person was injured and four arrested in an officer-involved shooting during the looting of a Hayward CVS pharmacy early Monday morning, authorities said.
In the incident took place during an outbreak of widespread looting and vandalism across Alameda County that extended to early Monday morning. Dozens of stores and businesses were ransacked, merchandise stolen and windows smashed.READ MORE: Puppy Stolen From Vehicle In San Francisco; Suspect Refuses To Cooperate
Hayward police said their officers responded around 4 a.m. to a report of looting at the CVS store at Harder Road and Mission Boulevard.
During their investigation at the pharmacy, “officers discharged their service weapon” and a male suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.READ MORE: Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: Crimes Linked To Lockdown-Violating Underground Gatherings; Santa Clara Relaxes Outdoor Gathering Rules
Authorities said he has since been released from medical care and was in custody. Three others were also in custody in connection with the looting. No officers were injured.
The shooting was being investigated by the Police Department and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Purnell at (510) 293-7176.MORE NEWS: Los Altos Hills Man Arrested For Child Porn Possession, Distribution
Authorities were not releasing any identifying information of the officers. The case remains an ongoing investigation as witnesses and officer testimony was being gathered and analyzed.