San Jose police officer injured in gunfight

November 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A gunfight broke out between police and armed suspected robbers in East San Jose. One officer was hit by a bullet, but he is expected to survive.

An armed robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday and it turned into a foot pursuit and shootout with police.

At Tully Road and Alvin Avenue police shot it out with the suspects, who jumped out of the car and took off running, firing shots. Later, that location was just one of the intersections shut down for the police investigation.

The gunfight happened right in front of the Best Western right off of Highway 101 and Tully Road.

Best Western desk clerk Senaida Gil told us, "I told him, 'Wow. That's gunshots.' And he was like, 'No, it couldn't have been,' but then we heard the sirens and that's when we knew there were gunshots."

A guest at the Best Western had just checked into the hotel and he left his 12-year-old son in the car. That's when he heard five gunshots, just a few yards away from his son. That kid is OK and was not injured.

The suspects are still believed to be on the loose. There have been police helicopters flying over the area searching for those armed robbery suspects. The officers searched a quarter-mile stretch near Tully Road and Highway 101 for the suspects.

Police believe the suspects have pulled off four convenience store robberies on Friday.


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