One killed when detectives fire on auto that rammed police vehicle

A man arrested Wednesday in San Francisco on suspicion of a rash of robberies is the fourth suspect in a Hayward officer-involved shooting near the Cal State East Bay campus that killed a teenage girl earlier in the week, according to police. The vehicle had been connected to multiple armed robberies in Fremont and the Bay Area, police said, and Fremont Police Department detectives attempted to stop it at an apartment complex.

Gunfire hit a female suspect in the auto, and she died after being taken to a trauma center, authorities said.

A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed by police officers Tuesday in Northern California after the auto she was riding in rammed a police vehicle.

When officers tried to stop the vehicle, and talk to the people inside, the driver rammed the police auto, injuring two detectives, officials said.

Hayward police didn't release Mondragon's name because it is their department's policy not to release the names of juveniles who are killed but her name was released by her family members. Two Fremont detectives were injured.

The vehicle sped off and crashed moments later at the school's main campus in Hayward.

The auto headed out of the apartment complex and crashed near the intersection of Campus and Oakes drives, according to Hayward police. Two other occupants in the auto were taken into custody while a fourth person in the vehicle took off running from the scene.

The detectives opened fire into the vehicle, hitting the woman in the passenger seat.

Authorities said they were still looking for a man who ran from the vehicle after the crash.

Hayward Police and the Alameda County District Attorney's office are now investigating this incident.

The two detectives sustained non-life threatening injuries and were treated and released at a local hospital, according to FPD.

  • Larry Hoffman