Surveillance Pictures of Moments Before Police Shoot Man in San Jose Released
The San Jose Police Department chief is expected to provide updates on the shooting in a press conference Wednesday.
San Jose police released three images tied to the investigation of a police shooting that left a man dead.
About 50 protesters blocked part of Highway 87 in San Jose late Tuesday chanting the name of Demetrius Stanley.
The demonstrators and family who participated identified him as the man shot and killed by San Jose police Monday night on Tofts Drive, near Interstate 680 and Berryessa.
“He was looking out for people like us,” friend Avil Pittman said. “He gave me the shirt off his back and the shoes off his feet.”
Supporters and Stanley’s friends are upset and question why two officers were in plain clothes around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the neighborhood.
“That was a man defending his home by some people that were in plain clothes, who came with weapons and ammunition,” Pittman said. “He defended himself like he was supposed to, with the Constitution we were given as Americans.”
San Jose police on Tuesday released three pictures from a surveillance camera on Tofts Drive, saying one shows the man with a gun, another of him pointing it at officers. The third image is a close-up of the handgun in evidence.
“We were not there last night to arrest him, to try to capture him,” San Jose Police Public Information Officer Christian Camarillo said. “We had two officers at that location gathering information.”
There were few other details released, but police said the man who was shot was under investigation.
“It was related to an armed robbery,” Camarillo said. “He was the suspect in that armed robbery.”
San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata will provide updates in a press conference Wednesday. He is expected to share more details about what the officers were doing and what happened in the moments before the shooting.
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