Elmer Lopez-Castaneda (2023)
On April 13, 2023, officers located Lopez-Castaneda and a passenger in a car from a prior carjacking. Officers ordered Lopez-Castaneda from the vehicle and claimed to see a handgun in his waistband. Officers ordered Lopez-Castaneda to "drop down to the ground now". Lopez-Castaneda drew the handgun, prompting Newark California Police Department Officer Trevor Damewood, Fremont California Police Department detectives Anthony Piol and Jesse Hartman, and Fremont Officer Thomas Degenstein to open fire.
Officers rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived. Lopez-Castaneda was pronounced dead at the scene.
The firearm was an Airsoft replica.
On May 19, 2023, the Fremont Police Department released an incident video containing footage from the original carjacking and body-worn camera footage from the shooting.
- Jason Green, Authorities identify man killed in East Bay police shooting, The Mercury News, 2023-04-28
- April 13, 2023 Officer-Involved-Shooting Incident Video, Fremont Police Department, 2023-05-19
- Current Cases, State of California Department of Justice