San Jose Police Shoot and Kill Driver Suspected of Stealing Car
By Brian Shields
Mon Mar 18th, 2013 10:00pm America/Los_Angeles
SAN JOSE (KRON) — A man who police say was driving a stolen car is dead after a San Jose officer opened fire on him Monday evening.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s investigators say two San Jose police officers in unmarked cars spotted the vehicle which had been reported stolen and tried to pull it over on White Road near Woodhaven. Investigators say the driver refused to stop initially but then did come to rest on Jerilyn Drive at Athene.
Authorities say the driver tried to back the stolen vehicle into the police car. One of the officers reportedly exited the vehicle and drew his weapon. That’s when police say the suspect tried to run over the officer who opened fire hitting the driver. The man in the allegedly stolen car was later pronounced dead, investigators say. The officers were not hurt.
The officers involved remain on paid administrative leave. Sheriff’s deputies are conducting the investigation.
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