SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) - SAN JOSE (BCN) A man who died in a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday in San Jose has been identified as Jacob Dominguez, 33, of San Jose, police said today.
At 7:04 p.m. police were near the intersection of Penitencia Creek and North White roads trying to stop Dominguez who was wanted for armed robbery.
Police said the 33-year-old man and alleged gang member knew officers were looking for him. He had eluded them earlier in the day by driving erratically and dangerously on city streets and the highway.
Officers from the Police Department's covert response unit stopped Dominguez and he became uncooperative.
Shots were fired and Dominguez was struck at least once. He died at the scene.
Police said Dominguez had an extensive violent criminal record, which included weapons and drug offenses.
The officer who shot and killed Dominguez has been identified as 11-year veteran Officer Mike Pina.
After the shooting, Pina was put on routine leave, police said.
The fatal incident is being investigated jointly by Santa Clara County prosecutors and the Police Department's homicide unit.
Police said the San Jose Police Department's internal affairs unit, the city attorney's office and the San Jose Police Auditor are monitoring the case.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to get in touch with Detective Sgt. Bert Milliken or Detective Raul Corral at (408) 277-5283.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (408) 947-7867. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could be eligible for a cash reward.