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Man Fatally Shot By Police After Hayward Bar Shooting Identified

Police say the man, who was a suspect in a shooting at Dirty Bird Lounge, was a documented gang member.

A man who was shot and killed by Hayward police after he allegedly reversed his car toward officers early Monday has been identified by police as 24-year-old Edgar Alvarez.

Alvarez, a Hayward resident who police said was a documented gang member, was suspected in a shooting that occurred at about 1 a.m. Monday at the Dirty Bird Lounge at 29308 Mission Blvd.

The shooting left two people injured, a bar patron and the DJ, Hayward police Sgt. Mark Ormsby said. The patron was treated at a hospital and released, and the DJ suffered only a minor wound to his lip, Ormsby said. Officers investigating the shooting learned that the shooter had fled in a car described as a dark-colored Buick or Cadillac.

Police searched the area and found a car matching that description on Tennyson Road, west of Mission Boulevard, police said. While the officers were attempting to make contact with the driver, he allegedly reversed his car toward them and police shot him, killing him, police said.

He was later identified as Alvarez. A handgun was found in his vehicle, police said.

On Monday night, a vigil for Alvarez turned into a protest that ended in 11 arrests, Hayward police said. Ormsby said a group of 50 to 70 people gathered around 7:30 p.m. Monday near East 13th Street and Tennyson Road for a vigil. The arrests were made after the group blocked traffic several times by placing objects, including couches, in the roadway, police said.

- Bay City News

Luis F Soriano October 01, 2012 at 09:28 PM
check it out Bitch stop running your mouth about Edgar he was a soild person good Father ,Son , Brother, and good friend . who got shot only him. the news makes my brother look bad so fuck the news and you. if you dont like the city you live in then fucking move out . The truth is soon to come out. Then i wana hear all you people that open your mouth . RIp Edgar Alvarez i miss you bro gone but always in my heart ..
Alicia Rodriguez October 03, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Unfortunately all of his loser friends will carry the torch with their own wasted lives and unfulfilled futures. But here's an idea: How about giving the money spent on 'In Memory' t-shirts to the family to help bury him and showing some true respect to your boy.
alexis October 03, 2012 at 02:51 AM
AND Unfortunately some people think they know it all ....did you ever think that we have gave money to the family and spent money on t-shirts as well seems like you didnt think about that right.. thanks for your idea anyways seems like its been used..
Your Name October 03, 2012 at 04:54 PM
@ alexis You're missing the point here. Mr. Edgar Alvarez did nothing productive with his life. Yes, it is a sad day when any 24 year old is killed, but Mr. Alvarez brought this upon himself, did he not? If he was a father, what was he doing out at a bar with a loaded gun late at night? Shouldn't he be at home with his family teaching his children right from wrong? I keep reading that the truth will come out, if you know something that we don't please enlighten us, if not. deflecting the truth just makes Mr. Alvarez legacy more tainted. Why is it that whenever a gangbanger gets killed, only his homies and friends know the truth...but won't share it with the public. If you really cared about Mr. Alvarez you would concentrate on helping his children do well in life and school so they don't have to repeat this cycle of death and no future. A successful education to his children is the best memorial you can give to his children.
alex November 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Rest In Peace Edgar Alvarez. gone but will never be forgotten. A great father, friend, and brother no matter what anybody has to say

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