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San Jose Probes 3rd Fatal Police Shooting Of 2011

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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS / AP) — San Jose police are investigating the city’s third fatal officer-involved shooting of 2011.

Officer Jose Garcia said the shooting occurred Sunday morning after three officers responded to reports of a man acting suspiciously and carrying some kind of weapon at an apartment complex.

The officers located and contacted the suspect in the rear parking lot when Sgt. Sergio Carabarin apparently felt threatened and opened fire.

Garcia said officers Ryan Kimber and Phil Juan fired their stun guns at the man who was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

The incident was the city’s sixth officer-involved shooting overall this year.

Police are scheduled to have a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss those shootings as well as the city’s recent spike in homicides.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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