SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — A man in his mid 20s died Thursday evening in Santa Clara when an officer shot him during a confrontation after the man’s parents called police and said he was behaving erratically.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Monroe Street, according to Capt. Wahid Kazem.

When officers responded to the call, they encountered the man.

The incident then escalated and an officer deployed a Taser at the man. The Taser however was unsuccessful, Kazem said.

The officer then allegedly shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Kazem.

No one else was injured during the incident, Kazem said.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

The Santa Clara Police Department will conduct an investigation into the fatal shooting, as will the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

The identity of the victim, as well as the officer involved, has not been released.

Scott Boulevard was closed between Martin Avenue and Monroe Street, while officers conduct an investigation. The intersection was expected to reopen before Friday morning’s commute, according to Kazem.

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Comments (3)
  1. Thank you Lord for taking another millennial piece of fu cked up human garbage out for us.
    It is not even the weekend yet and you bless us with such a great gift. Praise be to you.

  2. Tired of your child? No problem, just call the police and they’ll gladly kill him for you.

    If we don’t want killers to join the police force, we probably shouldn’t reward cops that do with a paid vacation and the inevitable whitewash of an investigation

    1. This is a cost-effective way to get rid of your loser adult off-spring when you don’t want to have to pay for the rest of his non-productive life.

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