Sergeant Scott Lunger was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Myrtle Street and Lyon Street at approximately 3:15 am.
He stopped the vehicle for driving erratically. As he approached the vehicle an occupant opened fire, fatally wounding him. Another officer on scene of the stop returned fire as the vehicle fled. The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later. The subject was located and taken into custody suffering from gunshot wounds.
Sergeant Lunger had served with the Hayward Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his two daughters.
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