SAN JOSE (CBS 5 / BCN) –A man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by law enforcement officers on a rural road in the foothills just east of San Jose, authorities said.

Both Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and San Jose police officers responded about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a suspicious man with a knife near a home in the 4000 block of Higuera Road, sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Sung said.

Authorities located the suspect in a creek bed on the property, and one of the San Jose police officers fired multiple shots at the suspect, who was holding a knife, Sung said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, but no other injuries were reported.

Sung said the suspect’s identity is being withheld pending further investigation and an autopsy by the medical examiner’s office.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

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Comments (8)
  1. East Oakland California says:

    Police Kill Somebody everyday Bay Area, They have no valid reason to use fatalpost tactics.

    1. dae says:

      too many bad people here gonna be trouble

  2. Ram says:

    They are covering their tracks. They could use electrict taser for the victim and then they said he had a knife. They just kill this guy, period………….

    1. i was there says:

      Shows your ignorance. They used a taser first. It didn’t stop him from charging and trying to stab a cop.

  3. What? says:

    Bash the police all you want. First, realize, you weren’t there. And, then, tell me what made the 300+ homicides in the entire Bay Area last year, perpetrated by the citizenry, justified?

  4. KCBS says:

    Good! One less criminal to house and feed on tax payers’ dime.

    1. a-0 says:

      Nicely said…i agree!