Murder Suspect Found Joyriding an ATV Near Railroad Tracks

Murder Suspect Found Joyriding an ATV Near Railroad Tracks

HAYWARD — A murder suspect was found near railroad tracks in the vicinity of Tennyson Road and Leidig Court in Hayward. Andres Sanchez, a 38-year-old resident of Hayward, was joyriding an all-terrain vehicle when police saw him. 

Sanchez allegedly shot a man on April 26. Witnesses saw an argument between two men end with gunfire. This fatal shooting happened near San Antonio and Hayman streets. One of the men grabbed a handgun and shot the other man. 

Witnesses waited two days to contact Hayward police. Officers responding on April 28 found evidence of a shooting. The victim’s body was located on April 30 in the same area. It was concealed underneath dirt and debris. 

In a prepared statement Hayward police said. “Detectives located the body of an adult male who sustained gunshot wounds. It is believed that the man had been deceased for several days.” 

Investigators identified Sanchez as the murder suspect. Sanchez fled when officers found him on April 30. He abandoned the ATV he was driving, and ran into a residential neighborhood, ultimately Chance Street. There he barricaded himself inside a garage attached to a home. 

Two residents fled from the home unharmed before Hayward police arrived on the scene. Fremont police and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office also responded. After a standoff and negotiations lasting hours, Sanchez surrendered himself. He was arrested at 6:26 p.m. 

Sanchez is behind bars at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail. His charges include murder and threatening witnesses. Sanchez also faces charges for felon in possession of a firearm, and use of a firearm. He has prior convictions for vehicle thefts. 

Murder Suspect Found Joyriding an ATV Near Railroad Tracks was last modified: May 15th, 2024 by admin
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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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