SJPD ID Two Arrested in Officer-Involved Shooting

Saturday, Mar 30, 2013  |  Updated 12:06 PM PDT
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San Jose police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place early Wednesday evening on the 1800 block of Almaden Road. Kris Sanchez reports.

San Jose police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place early Wednesday evening on the 1800 block of Almaden Road. Kris Sanchez reports.

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San Jose police Friday identified two people arrested Wednesday  after one allegedly drove her car and hit a police officer who then shot both  of them to protect himself, police said.

Robin Fillie, 31, the alleged driver, and Samuel Rose, 23, her  passenger, suffered non-life threatening wounds in the officer-involved  shooting, police said.

Both have been arrested on suspicion of attempted assault with a  deadly weapon on a peace officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and  possession of stolen property, police said.

Fillie was also booked on a felony probation violation warrant and  Rose on a felony parole violation warrant.

Officer Steven Nelms, a 17-year veteran of the San Jose Police  Department who wounded the suspects, was treated for his injuries from the  collision at a hospital and released, police said.

Fillie and Rose have received medical aid for their wounds, police  said.

At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 1800 block  of Almaden Road about a reported stolen car and tried to contact Fillie and  Rose, who were in the car.

Fillie, the driver, at first drove the car in reverse then drove  forward and then drove back and forward again, allegedly striking Nelms and  an occupied vehicle.

Nelms, to defend his life, then fired bullets into the car and  both suspects were hit at least once, police said. 

The incident marked the third officer-involved shooting by San  Jose police in 2013.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the San  Jose Police Department's homicide unit at (408) 277-5283 or leave an  anonymous tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.
   

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