Distraught Man Attempts Suicide, Fatally Shot by Police

Distraught Man Attempts Suicide, Fatally Shot by Police

Anthony Nunez

SAN JOSE – A police shooting occurred on Monday, July 4 at 4:51 p.m..  According to San Jose Police Officer Albert Morales, “officers responded to the 900 block of Feller Avenue on a report of a male with a gun attempting suicide inside a residence.”  The suspect was bleeding, as he had attempted to shoot himself with an handgun.

During the altercation with the armed suspect, he became erratic and threatened the responding officers with physical danger by aiming the gun at himself and then waving the gun at officers, causing the responding crisis intervention officers to fire their rifles, killing the suspect.

The San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrived quickly on scene and took over the investigation.

The responding officers that fired their service weapon will be placed on routine paid administrative leave. Both officers have served over 8-years with the department.

“The San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit is conducting the criminal investigation,” according to the San Jose Officer Albert Morales. “The case is being monitored by the San Jose Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit, the Office of the Independent Police Auditor for the City of San Jose, and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.”

The deceased man was identified as 18-year-old Anthony Nunez.


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