Police shot an armed woman outside an East San Jose home on Monday, authorities said. The San Jose Police Department, which declined to disclose the woman’s name, said she is expected to survive her injuries.
According to the Mercury News, officers went to the 800 block of Feller Avenue by Story Road on reports that a woman walked outside her house with a shotgun and began making threats against people.
Police said the woman, who reportedly suffers from mental illness, went into her house before authorities showed up, but then walked out again with the shotgun. At about 3:20pm, an officer shot her at least once, according to the Merc. The woman then collapsed, dropped her weapon and then got up and went back in the house.
A couple hours later, the woman was taken to a hospital.
SJPD spent overnight hours at home on Feller Ave on eastside gathering evidence. This is where an officer shot a woman Mon afternoon. She was armed w/ shotgun. Chief releasing new details at 2pm #abc7now pic.twitter.com/bZOWTr8p0Q
— Janine De la Vega (@JanineDLV) January 30, 2018
The incident marks the second time this year that an SJPD officer has shot someone and happens to be on the same street where police fatally shot an 18-year-old in 2016. The first officer-involved shooting of 2017 took place on Jan. 9 when, according to SJPD, a cop fatally shot an ax-wielding man who was believed to be suicidal.
In 2017, SJPD recorded eight officer-involved shootings. Half of them were fatal and most involved civilians with psychiatric disorders.
The extra tragedy not mentioned in the CBS report is that the person they interviewed as a witness also had her son killed by same police force just a over a year prior on the same street.
Bloodied Woman In Custody After San Jose Officer-Involved Shooting https://t.co/TRvOLSnBiu
— SV De-Bug (@svdebug) January 31, 2018