SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A suspect who fled from police Sunday night was arrested after a police officer fired a gun at the unarmed suspect, police said.
At about 8:37 p.m., officers near South King and Story roads spotted a Ford SUV that was wanted in connection with a weapons-related incident, police said.READ MORE: Mistrial In Manslaughter Case Against Danville Deputy Andrew Hall Over Laudemer Arboleda Killing; Guilty Verdict On Gun Assault
When the officers attempted to stop the SUV, the driver sped away and headed north on Interstate Highway 680.
Police located the vehicle moments later in a residential neighborhood near the intersection of Ashglen and Ridgeglen ways.
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While searching for the SUV’s occupants, one of the investigating officers, 11-year veteran Stanley Gaspar, shot his gun at one of the suspects, police said.
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Sergio Angel Arruda of San Jose, was unhurt in the shooting and was arrested without further incident, police said.
In a statement, San Jose Police said Officer Gaspar shot at Arruda after he made threatening gestures with his hands and refused to comply with Gaspar’s instructions to surrender.
Police said the investigation revealed Arruda was not armed.
No injuries were reported in the shooting, which remains under investigation.
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