One man—26-year-old Jonathan Wilbanks—was being held without bail on suspicion of homicide, the attempted murder of a police officer, robbery and other charges.
Officials were hoping $10,000 being offered by the San Jose Police Officers Association and a matching $10,000 from the city would lead police to his alleged accomplice.
Wilbanks was one of two men in a car that a San Jose police officer had spotted a little after 9 p.m. Friday that fit the description of the getaway car used in a series of robberies and in a fatal carjacking attempt earlier that day, police said.
When the officer stopped his squad car behind the car being driven by the suspects, Wilbanks and the second man jumped out of the car and started shooting at the officer, police said.
The officer ducked for cover inside his squad car as the two men fired repeatedly. The officer, a 10-year veteran of the department, was hit twice and suffered what San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer described as "grazing wounds."
A second officer who arrived fired several shots at Wilbanks and the other man. The two men jumped back in their car and sped away, with police, including the wounded officer, in pursuit.
Wilbanks was arrested after the car crashed and he tried to escape by running into a home.