San Jose police have taken into custody an armed man who barricaded himself inside a home, police said.
Police say the man was shot at least once and is being treated at the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.
KRON4’s Ella Sogomonian was at the scene on Barrow Ct. where the suspect was refusing to come out.
A family member called police to report that the man had a weapon inside the home at around 10 p.m..
Responding officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect after he allegedly shot at them.
At around 2:40 p.m, after two SWAT Team personnel went into the backyard of the home, there were two consecutive flashbangs heard.
It’s unclear if the suspect was struck by the gunfire, but no officers were injured.
“If he is watching TV, if he was watching media, we really want him to consider his options are better for him if he is injured to surrender himself,” San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said. “If he’s not injured, that’s even better. Surrender and we can offer whatever help he needs. We can’t change what’s done, but at least he can end it peacefully and that’s what we want.”
Nearby residences had been evacuated as officers try to negotiate with the man.
A concerned group lined around the caution tape at South King Street with the hope that this standoff ends better than it did two years ago for their loved one, Jacob Dominguez, when they say he was killed after they called the police for help.
“I want them to take care,” Dominguez’s cousin Jason Reyes said. “I want them to realize that this person may not be mentally all there. He might not have a full grasp of reality. Of course, I don’t want them to put themselves in danger, but I don’t want this person to be killed. They need to figure out a humane way to deal with this so this man can go to a hospital and get the help he needs instead of end up in a cemetery.”
This story is still developing. Please check back for updates.
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