San Jose police officer shoots man during response to disturbance
SAN JOSE — A police officer shot and wounded a man Tuesday night while responding to a home on a report of a family disturbance, according to authorities.
The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to a law enforcement source.
It marks the third shooting involving a San Jose police officer this year.
At 11:35 p.m., San Jose police officers responded to the 1500 block of Mt. Frazier Drive on a report of a family disturbance, according to a police press release. During the interaction, one officer discharged his firearm and hit “the adult male suspect” at least once, according to the release.
The source said the man who was shot was in his late 20s and was involved in an altercation with his father.
The man was taken to a hospital. No other injuries were reported.
Police did not immediately release information about what led up to the shooting in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Chief Eddie Garcia is expected to address the encounter later Wednesday.
The officer will be placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a joint criminal investigation. The case is being monitored by the San Jose Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit, the City Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Independent Police Auditor.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Sgt. John Barg or detective Wayne Smith of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.
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