An armed gunman was shot and killed by police in Union City Saturday afternoon, according to media reports and several witnesses.
KTVU reports that the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. after officers responded to calls about a man firing shots at a home on Kenita Way near Medallion Drive.
Arriving officers found the man armed with a shotgun and standing in the front lawn of a residence.
The man reportedly refused to obey officers’ commands to put down his weapon and made a motion that caused officers to open fire.
Readers commented on Patch that they heard multiple shots fired.
One witness said the armed suspect told officers to shoot him before making a motion with his gun.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, KTVU reports.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Union City Police Department at 510-471-1365. Anonymous tips can also be left at 510-675-5207.
Union City Patch will update the report as more information becomes available.