NEWARK, Calif. (KRON) – The California Department of Justice is launching an independent investigation into a police shooting that occurred Thursday night and resulted in one death, according to the Newark Police Department.
Shortly after 4:30 p.m., members of the Newark and Fremont Police Departments were involved in a shooting in the 39000 block of Cedar Boulevard while attempting to take a carjacking suspect into custody. Two suspects were struck by gunfire during the police shooting, and one of the suspects died, police said.
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The California DOJ and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting through separate independent reviews. NPD is also launching an investigation per standard protocol.