San Jose police remained on the scene of an officer involved shooting Monday night that left a suspected car thief dead and a police officer injured.
The investigation was still ongoing at around 10 p.m., more than three hours after the shooting. Police have confirmed that the suspect shot during the incident has died.
The ambulance carrying the dying suspect sped past KTVU cameras as the news crew arrived at the scene of the officer involved shooting in the East Hills neighborhood of San Jose.
A sheriff's spokesperson said police officers in unmarked cars saw a stolen vehicle and tried to stop it.
That was when investigators said the suspect rammed a parked car and one of the police cars on Jerilyn Drive.
"When I came out and my neighbors came out and we looked down the street, we saw what I believe to be undercover cops surrounding a white car," explained area resident Deryck Attard.
The sheriff's spokesman said one of the officers fired one shot, hitting the suspect.
"At this point, one of the metro officers got out of his car and the suspect tried to accelerate towards this officer," said Santa Clara County Sheriff Sgt. Jose Cardoza. "The officer, in defense of his life and the lives of the other officers and the public, fired one shot at the suspect."
Photos given to KTVU by neighbors show what took place right after the shooting.
"The guy was on the floor and the officers were doing CPR on him and everything," said area resident Mando Gomez.
Investigators said the suspect was taken to Regional Medical Center where he died. His identity is not being released. Investigators would only say he was an adult male.
A passenger was in the suspect's car. Investigators said he is being treated as a witness at this time.
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