Police Department, Public Safety

Homicide Investigation

December 12, 2019

HAYWARD, Calif.,— On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at about 4:45 PM we responded to shots fired in the area of Santa Clara Way and Yolo Street. Upon arrival, we located a White male adult in his 20’s suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics responded, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Office and the Hayward Police Department have identified the victim in the homicide as 20-year-old, John Creech, Jr.

During the incident, John was shot by an unknown suspect who fled the scene.

Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call Detective Mulhern at 510-293-7176.

We want to thank the community for their patience as we continue this investigation.

This is Hayward’s 4th homicide of 2019. The Hayward PD case number is 2019-86486.



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