Man killed in officer-involved shooting in San Leandro

Bay Area

A 56-year-old man was killed by police in an officer-involved shooting in San Leandro Tuesday night, police say.

The shooting occurred at 4:17 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of Martin Boulevard.

In a press conference Tuesday night, San Leandro Police Officer Isaac Benabou said officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect armed with a machete and exposing himself to children. 

Benabou only identified the suspect as a 56-year-old man. 

He said the suspect refused to comply with officers and expressed intent to harm officers. 

Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, according to the spokesman. 

The suspect was later on the front porch of a home in the neighborhood, armed with a “wooden object,” according to police.

Police emphasized the object was the same shape and size as a handgun. 

While on the porch, police said the suspect stood up with the object in hand and pointed it toward officers. 

That’s when police said an officer, a 9-and-a-half-year veteran with the department, shot the suspect once. 

The suspect was shot and killed at 4:17 p.m., according to police. 

Police have not provided any other details.

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