Man killed in officer-involved shooting in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- One man is dead in an officer-involved shooting in East San Jose. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday near Jackson Avenue and McKee Road.

Someone initially reported seeing a man with a gun along the 2300 block of McKee Rd., just outside the 24-Hour Fitness.

Details from the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) remain extremely limited, but radio traffic illustrates how the fatal scene unfolded.

It all started with an unusual sight at this busy shopping center.

Over Broadcastify, officers are heard saying, "Right in front of 24-Hour Super Sport, across from Jackson. Male is holding a handgun. He's just holding it, making clicking noises."

The man was spotted by several people, as audio from Broadcastify uncovers multiple calls into the police department.

"Male with a gun on foot, from another RP." RP is an abbreviation for "Reporting Party."

At some point, around 2:30 p.m., SJPD made contact with the man. The department hasn't provided details on the encounter, though radio traffic suggests the suspect tried to leave the area.

"Continuing to walk away from us," is heard over Broadcastify.

Then, closer to Jackson Avenue and Tomlin Way, the confrontation took a turn.

"Shots fired! Shots fired! Copy, shots fired. He was reaching for the gun," could be heard over Broadcastify.

Witness, Raul Martinez was standing just yards away from the scene. He and his co-workers were kept behind police tape for hours, while the investigation took shape.

"We were working right there, and we heard some shots," Martinez described. "And we looked out, and some guy was on the floor."

Martinez recalled the critical moments that followed.

"They were trying to resuscitate him. We just seen him going like that, with the CPR" Martinez said while motioning. "It wasn't working too well."

Police confirmed the man was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

SJPD said no officers were injured.
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