Gilroy police Wednesday morning were investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting, according to the police department.
The shooting took place at about 2:30 a.m. in the area of Fourth and Eigleberry streets, near the post office, police said.
The incident started when officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Fourth Street on a report of an intoxicated man, police said. Within seconds, the suspect shot at one of the officers with a handgun, and the officer returned fire, hitting and wounding the suspect.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died, police said. No officers were injured.
The suspect's identity will be provided by the Santa Clara County coroner pending notification of family.
The shooting is under investigation by Gilroy PD's Internal Affairs division as well as the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Access to the post office was closed off until further notice, police said.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Christopher Silva at 408-846-0335. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 408-846-0330.