SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Police in San Jose say officers shot and killed a wanted man who was “known to be armed” and had been chased by them hours earlier.
Officer Albert Morales said in a statement Sunday that officers pulled over the 33-year-old suspect who had a felony warrant for armed robbery on Friday.
Morales said the suspect became uncooperative during the stop and at some point, shots were fired and the suspect was struck and killed. Police did not say whether he fired shots or was carrying a weapon.
Morales said the suspect knew police were looking for him and had evaded capture earlier that day.
The man’s relatives told the San Jose Mercury News they doubted he was armed because he was on his way to see his wife and three children.