SAN JOSE -- Police say they're ready to go the district attorney to seek charges against a pair of San Jose residents on allegations that they tried to run down an officer before he shot and wounded them after initially trying to stop them as they drove a stolen car.
The two will likely be scheduled for their first court appearance in the case this week.
Robin Rebecca Fillie, 31, and Samuel Rose, 23, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, possessing a stolen vehicle and possessing stolen property. Fillie and Rose had existing arrest warrants issued for them stemming from, respectively, probation and parole violations.
The incident started when police received a report about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday involving a stolen car spotted in the 1800 block of Almaden Road, according to San Jose police. Officers saw the car and tried to contact the driver and passenger, since identified as Fillie and Rose.
Police say the driver backed up then drove forward twice, presumably to flee, and in doing so hit another occupied vehicle and one of the officers who was standing outside his patrol car. The officer who was hit, identified as 17-year department veteran Steven Nelms, fired his weapon at the car, wounding both occupants of the vehicle, police said.
Fillie and Rose were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and are expected to survive. Jail records show that Rose has since been booked into Santa Clara County Jail, but that Fillie may still be receiving treatment for her injuries.
Nelms was treated and released.
San Jose homicide detectives are spearheading an investigation into the incident. Anyone with information about the case may contact Detective Sgt. Stewart Davies or Detective Brian Spears at 408-277-5283 or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or with tipsubmit.org.
Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.