San Jose police say a man attempted to shoot and kill two officers who were on foot patrol Sunday night in East San Jose.
Officers were patrolling the area of Luby Drive and Ripley Drive at 7:36pm when they attempted to make contact with a group of men, according to a press release from SJPD. The men ran but one individual—wearing a black and grey Pendleton with a white T-shirt and dark pants—turned and fired several rounds at the officers. Neither of the officers were injured and they did not return fire.
The suspect—described as a clean-shaven Hispanic male in his 20s, 6 feet tall and 160-180 pounds—remains at large. SJPD set up a perimeter to secure the crime scene and are calling the incident an attempted murder, which is noteworthy in that the term “murder” implies the crime was premeditated.
Law enforcement across the nation has been on high alert as officers have been targeted in greater numbers over the last two years, including the Dallas sniper attack. In March 2015, San Jose Officer Michael Johnson was killed in an ambush.
Anyone with information about Sunday’s incident is urged to call 911 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 408.947.7867.
UPDATE: San Jose’s police union is holding a press conference Monday to announce that it will pay a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.