On 9/15/2011, at approximately 11:30 P.M., detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Task Force located a stolen 1990 Ford Mustang at the corner of McLaughlin Avenue and Barrington Court. The detectives set up surveillance and waited for the suspect to return to the car. At approximately five minutes past midnight, (9/16/2011), a second vehicle occupied by the two listed suspects arrived and parked directly behind the stolen mustang. Suspect Orozco exited the arriving car and got into the driver’s seat of the Mustang. The Mustang began to pull away from the curb as officers attempted to stop it from moving.
At this time, Suspect Orozco refused commands and drove away at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued Orozco’s vehicle in their cars and on foot. Suspect Orozco made a U-turn and accelerated toward the officers in the roadway. Officers from the San Jose Police Department and the California Highway Patrol discharged their duty weapons at Suspect Orozco in the stolen vehicle. Suspect Orozco was struck once in the back. Suspect Orozco is being treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive. Suspect Jimenez was arrested without incident.
This is the second officer-involved shooting incident of 2011 for the San Jose Police Department.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.