Fremont Police Fatally Shoot Naked San Jose Man

Police said the man was naked and chasing his wife

By Erika Okano and Bob Redell
|  Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 11:56 PM PDT
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A busy Fremont neighborhood was shut down Monday morning as police investigated a deadly officer involved shooting, where two officers fatally shot a 37-year-old San Jose man who police say was naked and chasing his wife with a knife. Bob Redell reports.

A busy Fremont neighborhood was shut down Monday morning as police investigated a deadly officer involved shooting, where two officers fatally shot a 37-year-old San Jose man who police say was naked and chasing his wife with a knife. Bob Redell reports.

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A busy Fremont neighborhood was jammed Monday morning as police investigated a deadly officer involved shooting, where two officers fatally shot a 37-year-old San Jose man who police say was naked and chasing his wife with a knife.

It was the first fatal officer involved shooting in Fremont this year.

Police closed Central Avenue between Glenmoor  and Logan drives- near Glenmoor Elementary School - for most of the morning as they collected evidence. The intersection was reopened by 7 a.m.

The high-drama situation was reported just be before 11 p.m. Sunday. Police received a domestic disturbance call from an apartament on Central Avenue. When they arrived, they said a naked man wielding a knife ran outside and was chasing a woman.

Fremont police told the man to drop the knife, but they said he did not comply. That's when the two officers on scene opened fire. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

Police say the man and the woman were married, but appeared to be estranged. The woman lived in the home with a female roommate. It was the roommate who called police.

Neither the woman, nor her roommate were hurt. The man is only being identified as a 37-year-old from San Jose.

The two officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave, which is the procedure in an incident like this.

The Fremont Police Department says one of the officers is a 3-year veteran of the force. The other has 20-plus years of experience.

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