Man killed by San Jose officer was armed, police say

Bay Area

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — A person was shot by San Jose police on Monday night and died from his injury.

The San Jose Police Department said officers were in the 1100 Block of Tofts Drive for a follow-up investigation when they were “confronted by the suspect.” Two officers were involved in the shooting.

The police department later confirmed that the suspect was pointing a handgun at the officer who shot him.

Body camera footage has not been released.

The shooting happened around 9:34 p.m. Monday, and the person died by 3:15 a.m. the following morning.

“This wasn’t the random shooting where an officer approaches someone on the street,” Sgt Christian Camarillo said. “I mean the officers were here for a very specific reason trying to accomplish a very specific mission which I can’t get into right now but you guys will have that information very soon.”

This story will be updated as police release more information.

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