Milpitas police on Tuesday closed down neighborhood streets looking for a man who shot at an officer during an early morning traffic stop. The officer is OK. Bob Redell reports.
In an unusual event in a normally quiet city, Milpitas police shut down neighborhood streets in an effort to find a man who shot a police officer early Tuesday morning.
The officer was not hit and is OK.
Jacklin Road and Escuela Parkway were closed after the 1:50 a.m. incident, which police are calling an attempted murder. The officer had pulled over a driver on some sort of driving violation. The driver then got out of the car and started shooting at police. He remained at large as Tuesday afternoon.
The officer suffered minor injuries not related to the gunfire, and did not require medical treatment, police said.
By afternoon, the Honda involved had been found, and police said it had been stolen in San Jose. The gunman was described as a Latino man in his early 20s, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds with a medium build, last seen wearing a black-and-white horizontal-striped flannel shirt.
Police have not yet released a description of the suspect or his car. Anyone with more information on the case is asked to call Milpitas police at (408) 586-2400.