SAN JOSE (CBS SF / BCN) – An hour-long police operation involving a barricaded suspect in San Jose ended with the suspect being detained after a shooting, police said Thursday.
The standoff on the 900 block on North 4th Street followed a shooting in the same area on Wednesday afternoon in which police found a man who sustained life-threatening injuries in a shooting.
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The man was later pronounced dead, San Jose police said Thursday morning. He was the 12th murder victim in San Jose in 2021, police said.
Police had evacuated homes in the area when the stalemate dragged on overnight. At 8:48 a.m., San Jose police tweeted that the suspect had been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
5 / The barricaded suspect was taken into custody. He is taken to a local hospital to treat a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The injury is life threatening.
– Media work by the San José Police (@SJPD_PIO), April 15, 2021
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Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, the San Jose police tweeted that they had closed North 4th Street in both directions from East Hedding Street to East Younger Street, which they also closed between 3rd Street and 5th Street.
Sometime on Thursday at 6:30 a.m., the police used tear gas at the site of the stalemate. Minutes earlier, a series of loud booms could be heard, similar to flashes.
Officers could also hear speaking through a megaphone and insist that the suspect surrender.
By 9 a.m., police had not released any information about the shooting motive on Wednesday or the identity of the suspect or victim.
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