An off-duty security guard who shot and wounded a man Wednesday morning during an alleged car burglary in South San Jose has been detained for questioning by police, a police spokesman said.
The off-duty guard, whose name has not been released, was still being interviewed at the San Jose Police Department this afternoon but has not been arrested, police Officer Albert Morales said.
The shooting victim, whom the off-duty guard said had tried to burglarize his father's vehicle, is expected to survive the gunshot injury, Morales said.
At about 1:28 a.m. police received a report of gunshots heard in the 1100 block of Coleman Road near Almaden Expressway.
The off-duty security guard, who reported the incident, explained that he had confronted a suspect breaking into his father's vehicle. He attempted to detain the suspect, but the suspect ran toward a waiting vehicle, police said.
The suspect got into vehicle and drove away, almost striking the off-duty guard, according to police.
Police said the suspect's vehicle stopped a short distance away and a passenger got out of it. The suspect appeared to draw a weapon from his waistband and the off-duty guard, fearing for his safety, fired at the suspect, police said.
The suspect got back into the vehicle and fled the scene, police said.
The suspect vehicle was located near Starwood and Throntree drives, near Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, police said.
According to police, the vehicle had been reported stolen out of San Jose.
A suspect was located lying on the ground about a block away from the vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound, police said.
He was transported to a local hospital and treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.
He was expected to be booked into the Santa Clara County Jail once he was released from the hospital, police said.
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