The Alameda County Sheriffs Office has announced that Jack Toki, Age 30, of Hayward has been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of an ACSO motorcycle deputy on February 1, 2018.
According to the sheriffs department, when trying to make a traffic enforcement stop of a speeding vehicle, once the vehicle stopped, it backed up into the motorcycle deputy in an attempt to run him over. After avoiding being crushed, the vehicle made a second attempt to run over the deputy. That is when the deputy opened fire at the suspect.
Toki was initially able to flee the scene and avoid capture. ACSO detectives were able to identify Toki as the suspect using forensic evidence and other investigative leads.
He is in custody at Santa Rita Jail and due to be arraigned today at the East County Hall Of Justice on the attempted murder of of a peace officer with a deadly weapon and several other felony crimes.
Original Release on Feb 1:
NEWS RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
HAYWARD, CA- Today, about 940 AM, an ACSO Motorcycle Deputy was working Radar/Speed Enforcement in the area of Hathaway Ave.
The Deputy noticed a dark colored 2003 GMC Yukon SUV speeding and conducted a traffic enforcement stop for the violation. The vehicle was occupied by a sole male driver, described as Hispanic in his 20’s. The driver slowed and turned down a side street and eventually on to Arbor Avenue where he stopped about mid block.
The Motorcycle Deputy was stopped, sitting on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle when the suspect put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the Deputy. The Deputy and Motorcycle were stuck to the rear bumper of the SUV as the suspect dragged them backwards in an attempt to run the Deputy over.
The Deputy was able to get off of his motorcycle and avoid being crushed and run over. After dragging the motorcycle backward the suspect was able to disconnect his bumper from the attached motorcycle.
Instead of continuing to escape in reverse, the suspect put the SUV back in drive and drove at the Deputy in a second attempt to run him over.
The Deputy was able to withdraw his firearm and shoot several rounds into the windshield of the SUV in an attempt to save his own life.
The suspect was able to flee in the SUV, westbound onto A Street. A few blocks away on Royal Avenue, the suspect jumped out of the SUV and fled on foot into the surrounding area. Deputies located the vehicle and determined it was stolen.
A large perimeter was established and schools in the area were put on lockdown. Officers from the Hayward Police Department and CHP – Hayward responded to assist in the search. K-9 teams, Helicopters and UAV/ Drones were also deployed.
After an extensive 3.5 hour search, officers were unable to locate the suspect and the perimeter was lifted. It is unknown if the suspect was struck by the gunfire but preliminary signs do not show signs of significant gunshot injury.
Detectives will be working this case to identify the suspect and arrest him.
We will increase patrols in the area throughout the evening and night. Anyone with information is asked to call us at 510 667-7721. You can remain anonymous.