SAN JOSE -- A carjacking suspect was wounded in an officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning on the city's east side.
The San Jose Police Department revealed few details Sunday as the investigation into the incident was in the preliminary stages. Spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol said police responded to a 911 emergency call shortly after 3 a.m. in the 3300 block of Holly Drive. The report was that a man brandishing a shotgun had stolen a vehicle.
"This essentially was a carjacking," Randol said. "He showed the weapon and demanded the keys to the vehicle."
A responding officer spotted the vehicle in the area and, after a short pursuit, the shooting occurred a few blocks away on Kotake Court, a small circle of homes just off North White Road.
The suspect, who was shot at least one time, was taken to a local hospital and was believed to be in serious condition, Randol said. She added that after he was taken into custody, a shotgun was found in close proximity.
The officer, who was not hurt, was placed on routine administrative leave as the department's homicide unit -- which investigates all officer-involved shootings -- conducts interviews. The officer is not yet being named, but Randol said she believed he has been with the department about four years.
Additional information about the incident is not expected to be released until Monday at the earliest.
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