MILPITAS (CBS SF) — A 19-year-old stabbing suspect who allegedly lunged at Milpitas police officers while holding a knife as they attempted to apprehend him was fatally shot on Sunday night.
Authorities said the incident began unfolding at around 1 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a stabbing at an apartment located on the 100 block of North Temple Dr.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Expert Hails Potential of Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine in Pandemic Battle
Officers determined a 19-year-old man used a large kitchen knife to stab his 34-year-old step-father. An arriving officer immediately saw the suspect outside the apartment still armed with the knife and tried to engage the man and de-escalate the situation, police said.
The officer tried multiple times to get the suspect to drop the knife but the man did not comply and began to walk away as a second uniformed officer arrived, police said. The suspect then turned back toward the first officer, yelling, “Kill me!” and the second officer deployed a Taser which did not stop him, police said. The first officer then opened fire on the man who was running toward him while still armed with the knife, according to police.READ MORE: High School Girl Sues San Mateo County, State of California to Allow Indoor Youth Sports
Officers performed first aid until paramedics arrived to take over lifesaving efforts. The man was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries, police said.
The man’s stepfather was also taken to a hospital and later released, police said.
The Milpitas Police Department was investigating the incident in conjunction with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Police said once additional interviews are completed and evidence compiled, it would release the officer body worn camera video footage as soon as practical.MORE NEWS: Longtime San Francisco Merchants Lament Recent Spike in Burglaries
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the police at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip