Man arraigned on charges of aiming rifle at police

A 36-year-old man appeared in court Tuesday on charges for allegedly aiming a rifle at police outside a San Jose home late last year, leading to an officer-involved shooting.

Shannon Nathan Wong, of San Jose, was arraigned on charges of exhibiting a weapon at a peace officer with the intent to resist arrest, exhibiting a firearm on a peace officer, resisting or deterring an officer and using or being under the influence of a controlled substance, prosecutors said.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on Nov. 11, Wong was outside of a home in the 300 block of Bautista Place, where officers responded to a report of an attempted break-in, police said.

When officers reached the scene, they tried to reach out to Wong, who was dressed in military-type clothing and was armed with a rifle in front of the home, according to police.

The officers gave verbal commands to Wong, who raised his rifle and pointed it at them, police said.

One officer, a 17-year veteran of the department, shot at Wong but missed him, according to police.

Wong then went inside the home and officers gave more verbal commands until he followed their orders and was eventually taken into custody, police said.

No officers were injured and the officer who shot at Wong was placed on administrative leave, according to police.

Officers found an AR-15 rifle and a Colt 1911 handgun that were both loaded and in Wong's possession, according to police.

He faces up to five years and four months in jail if convicted, prosecutors said.

Wong did not enter a plea at Tuesday's hearing and is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 16, according to prosecutors.