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Milpitas Police Pursue Suspected Armed Car Thief, Discover Dead Man in Parking Garage

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    A man who was shot and killed inside a Milpitas parking parage has yet to be identified, creating a cause for concern for some of the apartment building's residents. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017)

    Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night inside the parking garage of a Milpitas apartment building as officers were chasing a man suspected of stealing a car at gunpoint.

    At 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Ilara Apartments at 2101 S. Main St., Lt. Raj Maharaj said.

    A caller told police that a man had pointed two guns at her and then taken her car keys, according to Maharaj.

    As officers were responding, they heard a single gunshot coming from the apartment building's parking structure.

    Milpitas Police Investigate Car Theft, Crash, Fatal Shooting

    [BAY] Milpitas Police Pursue Suspected Armed Car Thief, Discover Dead Man in Parking Garage

    Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night inside the parking garage of a Milpitas apartment building as officers were chasing a man suspected of stealing a car at gunpoint. Marianne Favro reports.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017)

    Inside the parking structure, officers discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Maharaj.

    The victim has yet to be identified, creating a cause for concern for some of the apartment building's residents. Friends of a missing tenant are desperately trying to find out if he was the one killed.

    "We are not sure whether my friend was involved and we would like to know and we would like to find out from the police," Pradeep Nara from Santa Clara says.

    Nara added that he and others have been unable to contact the man, and he hasn't been spotted at his apartment since the shooting.

    Meanwhile, officers tried to stop the car as the suspect exited, however, the driver refused to pull over and a brief pursuit ensued, Maharaj said. 

    Officers ultimately were able to stop the suspect when he crashed at Serra Way and S. Abel Street. He was then taken into custody, Maharaj said.

    Police did not release the suspect's identity.

    Police are continuing to investigate the homicide and anyone with information is asked to contact Milpitas police at (408) 586-2400.

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