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Deadly Police Shooting in San Jose Under Investigation

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A man shot by San Jose police during a confrontation late Monday night has died, police said.

Two officers were conducting a follow-up investigation Monday night in the 1100 block of Tofts Drive when they were confronted by the man. The man then pointed a handgun at one of the officers, after which the officer shot the man, police said.

"It was a very deadly situation that occurred here last night, which caused them to react in the way that they did," Sgt. Christian Camarillo said. "Many of these incidents are driven by the suspect. What did the suspect do to cause the officers to use deadly force? That’s what we're dealing with last night."

No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

It was not clear why the officers were investigating the man, but a police spokesman said they were there for a very specific reason.

The man's sister, identified only as Danielle, said she can't believe her 31-year-old brother is dead. She wants answers.

"I want to know what went down to where he had to die," she said.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, Internal Affairs and the Office of Independent Police Auditor were at the scene Tuesday morning investigating the shooting. Police said evidence collection and the investigation into the shooting would be lengthy.

It's the second fatal officer-involved shooting in San Jose this year, police said.

The two officers have been placed on two weeks of administrative leave, as is standard in police shootings, Camarillo said.

Police said they will release more details in the coming days.

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