SJPD: Two Officer-Involved Shootings in 4 Hours - NBC Bay Area

SJPD: Two Officer-Involved Shootings in 4 Hours



    (Published Friday, Aug. 30, 2013)

    San Jose police were engaged in two officer-involved shootings Friday morning in the span of four hours - both cases, the suspects lived.

    Just before 5 a.m., police were looking for a robbery suspect near San Carlos Street and Meridian Avenue after hearing reports that the man robbed the nearby Midtown Safety at gunpoint.

    Officers found the man a few blocks away and fired at him, police said, but missed. The suspect was never hit by any bullets and surrendered to police. That suspect was identified Friday as 18-year-old Raymond Anthony Cardenas.

    Four hours earlier, just after 1 a.m. police spokesman Albert Morales said police were chasing two  suspects who had tried to rob a woman earlier.

    Morales said suspects were trying to escape in a getaway car speeding on Balboa Avenue near King Road and Alum Rock Avenue and tried to run the police car down, prompting an officer to shoot. The passenger ran away.

    "He feared for his safety and discharged his weapon," Morales said.

    The suspect was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and is being treated for his injures. The second suspect is still at large.

    Police said the two cases are unrelated.