San Jose police today identified two people arrested Wednesday after one allegedly drove her car and hit a police officer who then shot both of them to protect himself, police said. Robin Fillie, 31, the alleged driver, and Samuel Rose, 23, her passenger, suffered non-life threatening wounds in the officer-involved shooting, police said. Both have been arrested on suspicion of attempted assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property, police said.
Fillie was also booked on a felony probation violation warrant and Rose on a felony parole violation warrant. Officer Steven Nelms, a 17-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department who wounded the suspects, was treated for his injuries from the collision at a hospital and released, police said. Fillie and Rose have received medical aid for their wounds, police said.
At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 1800 block of Almaden Road about a reported stolen car and tried to contact Fillie and Rose, who were in the car. Fillie, the driver, at first drove the car in reverse then drove forward and then drove back and forward again, allegedly striking Nelms and an occupied vehicle. Nelms, to defend his life, then fired bullets into the car and both suspects were hit at least once, police said. The incident marked the third officer-involved shooting by San Jose police in 2013.
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