The use of tasers has proven controversial for the SJPD, but the coroner has let them off the hook in this case.
One woman was shot to death and another woman was stabbed near San Jose City College after an altercation between a man and the women turned violent Wednesday night, a police spokesman said.
At around 9:55 p.m., police received a call and responded to the 2000 block of Rexford Way at Del Mar Avenue, which is just south of the college, San Jose Police Officer Jose Garcia said.
The woman who made that call is the shooting victim's sister. Marlene Anderson said her sister didn't realize she was hurt for at least a couple minutes and yelled to her while she was on the phone with 911 that she had been shot.
Anderson said they opened the door to find their neighbor looking for help during an argument with her boyfriend.
"He stabbed her first and then my sister said don't do that and then she said 'oooh.' He stabbed her and by that time we were getting to the door and we heard a big old boom. It was like a- I don't know- it smeeled like a firecracker, but it was a worser smell. It was a boom like one of those megabomb thingshad been stabbed and was looking for help," Anderson said.
Anderson identifies her sister as 48-year-old Lisa Hollins.
Police said the two women were transported to a nearby hospital, where the woman who was shot died. Given the criminal nature of the investigation, police did not release the condition of the second woman.
Police arrested the male suspect at the scene, but did not say whether they had recovered a weapon, Garcia said.
Investigators are still trying to determine how the dispute began, he said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.