[04-17-2021] Alameda County, CA – Man Swinging a Baseball Bat in San Leandro Walmart Killed By Officers

A 33-year-old man identified as Steven T. was shot dead by officers after wielding a baseball bat in front of police officers inside a Walmart store in San Leandro on Saturday afternoon, April 17, 2021.

[04-17-2021] Alameda County, CA - Man Swinging a Baseball Bat in San Leandro Walmart Killed By OfficersThe incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m. at a San Leandro Walmart. Officers were called to the scene after receiving a robbery report in the area.

The 33-year-old man allegedly attempted to steal from the store while waving his baseball bat around. He reportedly left the store with a baseball bat and a tent without paying for it.

The two officers approached Steven when he allegedly threatened both of them with the bat. The customers in the store backed away and watched as the altercation unfolded.

Both officers then attempted to Tase the man, but they were unsuccessful at stopping him. The 33-year-old man refused to let go of the bat and backed away. One officer then fired one shot at the man as he swung his bat towards the officer.

The man was hit in the upper torso and died at the scene. Three separate investigations on the case are currently underway.

Anyone that can provide additional helpful information about the incident is asked to call the San Leandro police at 510-577-2740.

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