San Jose police took a security guard in for questioning on Wednesday morning after that man allegedly shot at four car burglary suspects at a senior living facility in the upscale Almaden Valley neighborhood, injuring one of them.
Three suspects are still at large.
Officer Albert Morales said that police responded to gunshots being fired about 1:30 a.m. at Le Mirador Senior Apartments in the 1100 block of Coleman Road near Almaden Expressway in Almaden Valley.
The security guard, who had apparently gotten off work and is not connected to the apartment complex, saw that he saw people breaking into his father’s car. The off-duty guard said he confronted the suspect, who tried to escape with three other men, nearly striking the guard as they left, police said.
The security guard told police that the car then stopped and a suspect got out and “appeared to draw a weapon from his waistband.” The security guard, “fearing for his safety,” fired off a shot and hit one of the suspects, Morales said.
The bleeding man was found nearby at Starwood and Thorntree drives in the stolen car. He had suffered at least two gunshot wounds. He's been arrested on the car buglary charges.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, and Lt. Stephen Lagorio told NBC Bay Area that police were questioning the security guard to determine whether his shooting was justified.
No one was injured in the senior apartment complex building.