San Jose Police shoot at armed carjacking suspect

 SAN JOSE (KTVU) - Authorities in the South Bay are investigating an incident that involved an alleged carjacking, high-speed chase, and police shooting, said San Jose Police.

At 11:22 p.m. Friday, officers were patrolling an area along the light rail station at San Carlos Street and Almaden Boulevard in San Jose, when they attempted to make contact with several subjects, according to authorities.

One of the subjects started to run away, and the officers chased after him.

The suspect then took out a gun, and fired at officers, police said. No one was hurt during this part of the chase.

After one unsuccessful carjacking attempt, the suspect was able to carjack a vehicle in the area of Almaden Boulevard and Park Avenue, police said. The CHP joined in the chase, when he drove the car onto Highway 101.

The suspect also tried to ram an officer in the area of Carling Court and Edenview Drive, according to authorities. The officer, fearing for his life, shot at the suspect, but missed.

The pursuit continued, until he crashed into an occupied vehicle in the area of Almaden Expressway and Branham Lane, police said.
The suspect tried to run, but was eventually caught.

He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. According to authorities, his injuries were not as a result of the shooting. Police emphasize he was never shot.

None of the officers was wounded either, police said.

Two people who were in the car that collided with the suspect, were also taken to the hospital for observation and non-life threatening injuries.

Once the suspect is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the San Francisco County Jail on a charge of attempted homicide on an officer, carjacking, and felony reckless evading, said San Jose Police.