Several Officers Hurt In San Jose Carjacking, Police Chase

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – San Jose police identified a carjacking suspect who rammed four patrol cars and injured several police officers while trying to evade capture Tuesday as 27-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez.

Gonzalez, of San Jose, was being sought on a warrant by police for failing to report to jail in December to serve a 19-day weekend sentence for a misdemeanor petty theft conviction, said Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Lisa McCrary. She said he has three prior convictions for petty theft.

The carjacking was reported at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a gas station at King and McKee roads.

At that location, Gonzalez allegedly punched a 68-year-old man in the nose and took his car, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

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27-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez is accused of carjacking and ramming four police cars during a pursuit in San Jose on January 3, 2012. (San Jose Police Department)

As someone was reporting the carjacking to police, an officer happened to be pulling into the lot and witnessed Gonzalez fleeing. The officer broadcast a description of the car, a GMC Yukon SUV, and police began to chase Gonzalez, Dwyer said.

About a mile away, around 12:06 p.m., near McKee Road and Interstate Highway 680, Gonzalez rammed a patrol car “so hard that the officer was injured pretty severely,” Dwyer said.

That officer was trapped in the car and had to be extricated before being taken to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, he said.

Gonzalez continued to flee and rammed two more police cars on North Capitol Avenue between McKee Road and Alum Rock Avenue before sideswiping a fourth patrol car on Alum Rock and Alexander avenues that an officer had used to protect a family walking across the street, Dwyer said.

Finally, near Alum Rock and McCreery avenues, officers used their patrol cars to block Gonzalez’s vehicle, Dwyer said.

Gonzalez refused to get out of the car and was still trying to drive away, so an officer fired a Taser through the car window, allowing police to take him into custody, police said. He was taken to Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

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A damaged police car near McKee Road and Interstate Highway 680 (CBS)

Dwyer said several officers were wounded in the crashes but none suffered life-threatening injuries.

San Jose fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said the carjacking victim and at least one police officer were taken to hospitals. Dwyer said the carjacking victim may have suffered a broken nose.

Dwyer said the suspect will likely be held on suspicion of carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Dale Norbeck

    youre an irrelevant idiot.

    • NRA Life Member

      You know, often it’s better to keep quiet and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  • Dale Norbeck

    i do hope the officers recover from their efforts to stop this out of control animal.
    i would imagine attempted murder of an officer during this chase would also be brought up.

  • Tours Martel

    Taser, my royal Irish derriere! Should have saved the working people’s money and used a .40.

  • A.N.


  • Stealthfish

    I’m getting so tired of these individuals who have no respect for society. I’m sure a liberal left wing bay area judge will give him the help that he needs. Maybe the San Jose police hating libs can invite this guy into their government paid for homes.

  • Anonymous

    I saw the aftermath of what this guy did. It was a mess on McKee Road this afternoon. There were a lot of pedestrians walking around in that general area. Thank God no one died today. Good job, SJPD!

  • Jeremy

    Tuesday’s dramatic police chase began at 11:23 a.m. Gonzalez approached a 68-year-old man at a gas station at McKee and King roads and demanded his GMC sport utility vehicle, police said. The men faced off and fought.

    An officer who happened to be at that gas station witnessed the fight and called for backup.

    The suspect, police say, then rammed the stolen SUV into the back of a moving patrol car on McKee Road at the entrance of Interstate 680, just after noon. 12:06 ( thats over 30 minutes that takes about 2 minutes from the gas station

    All i know is that this makes less sense everyday the tow yard where my buddy used to work said the suv was taken yesterday and the all the paper work is gone im sorry tow yard keep every piece of paper the get and issue
    the couldnt even find a license plate number

    the 68 year old could be anything or anyone innocent victim important person Goverment acronym-cia,dea,ice,homeland cop ex-cop private security(i.e. the kind that walk into airports with assault rifles and everyone including the police or tsa scatter like roaches until they leave)
    or maybe the shade viet gas station managers freind or grandfather

    is the owner of the Yukon who can drive and hit a parked car and f up his suv and figured they could manipulate a story at 11:23 said i have an idea lets just blame it on anyone else and this poor Mexican guy goes walking by them they start a fight with him and call the cops saiding thats the guy
    or better yet talk to Gonzales say you want to try my car out take it for a spin around the block then hes trapped the police swoop in easy insurance fraud

    Thank you for being one of the few sites that hasnt called him a felon hes not and the mercury is lieing outright making him out to be a criminal instead of the lazy good hearted person he is
    sure he done petty stupid things like take a beer or a candy bar but this guy would never do such a thing my little sister could punk him he would only hurt something or one if someones life was in danger

    so for all you haters who pass judgement on people you have never meet realize the weakness of that or enjoys being in ignorant heaven while you put others in hell
    “All it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing” Diem Trung

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Are you on meds?

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