Firefighters: Suspect in shooting of police officers in Fremont has died

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A standoff is underway with a suspect wanted in connection with the shootings of two police officers in Fremont. (Fremont Fire Department/Twitter)

Firefighters have confirmed the suspect in shooting of two police officers in Fremont has died after a tense all night standoff that resulted in a house being heavily damaged by fire.

Fremont police have reopened streets surrounding the home.

The Oakland police SWAT team is took over for the Alameda County sheriff's office. Tear gas was fired into the home around 2:15 a.m.

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The suspect's parents were at the scene. The sheriff's department says they tried to help with negotiations but the suspect was still not willing to come out.

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The sheriff's spokesman says the suspect is a Bay Area resident and law enforcement is familiar with him. Authorities say this is not the suspect's home. Police say the suspect may have shot off a lock to gain entry.

Officials said all Fremont schools will remain open today.

The incident began yesterday afternoon when a Fremont police officer tried making a traffic stop on this white truck behind an AutoZone store. But the suspect backed into the officers vehicle and shot the officer.

The suspect, wearing an orange Giants jersey took off running into a Safeway store. Then he went over a fence and onto Roberts Avene where shots were fired again and a second officer was wounded.

More than 100 officers from throughout the Bay Area came to aid in the suspect search.

Fremont police haven't released the officers' names, but they say the one in critical condition has been with the department for a year. The detective who's stable has been with the department for a decade.

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