Alameda County sheriff's deputies shot and killed an unidentified man early Tuesday morning, who was suspected in a drive-by shooting and attempted carjacking.
The series of events that led to the fatal shooting began about 2:20 a.m., sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said, when Oakland police began pursuing a black Dodge Durango believed to have been involved in an earlier drive-by shooting.
Nelson said the driver headed east on the westbound lanes of Interstate 580 toward San Leandro, with Oakland officers pursuing on the opposite side of the freeway before giving up the chase around 150th Avenue in San Leandro. Officers later found the vehicle nearby, Nelson said, and at about the same time got a report of an attempted carjacking in the area.
Nelson said a California Highway Patrol officer encountered a man matching the description of the carjacking suspect -- a black male in his 30s, wearing a hoodie -- running on Highway 238. The man fired at CHP officers, Nelson said, hitting a passing vehicle but not injuring anyone in that car.
He said the CHP officers chased the man to the East 14th Street exit, and at 2:35 a.m., Alameda County deputies confronted him on a surface street next to the freeway. Nelson said the man was fatally wounded in a shootout, with more than one of the deputies opening fire.