By Rachel Cohen, Staff Writer
Inside Bay Area
HAYWARD- A traffic stop on northbound Interstate 880 erupted in gunfire Saturday afternoon, leaving the suspect dead and sending one Hayward police officer to the hospital with a serious abdominal injury, Hayward Police Lt. Reid Lindblom said.
The incident happened at 3:15 p.m. about halfway between the Industrial Boulevard and Tennyson Road exits. More than a dozen police cars raced to the scene, and both directions of the highway were closed, clogging the highway for miles and forcing frustrated drivers to navigate crowded neighborhood streets.
Calif. shootout leaves suspect dead, 1 officer wounded