A person was transported to a hospital after being shot by a police officer early Sunday morning following an altercation near a local nightclub, according to the San Jose Police Department.
At about 12:50 a.m., an officer patrolling the downtown area of South Second and San Fernando streets was notified by security and management staff of Loft Bar and Bistro, located at 90 S. Second St., about a group of people walking away from the area who were making threats and assaulting employees inside the nightclub, according to police.
The officer attempted to stop the group about three buildings down from the nightclub, and a confrontation followed involving two members of the group, police said.
According to witnesses, the officer Tasered one of the suspects during the confrontation, and another suspect started to attack the officer, police said.
The officer shot the alleged attacker, who was transported to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Pete Ramirez or Detective Sgt. Anthony Mata at 408-277-5283 or Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP.