The San Jose Police Department published new photographs from inside La Victoria Taqueria on Monday, depicting a fight between 2 groups that they claim resulted in a police shooting early Sunday.
Cellphone footage captures the moments after authorities responded to allegations of a guy with a pistol inside the San Carlos Street restaurant early Sunday morning.
Cops are seen shooting after a man walks out of the building as they walk up the front stairs. According to authorities, the man was injured but is likely to survive.
“One of the subjects pointed a gun at another person; one of the arriving officers fired a handgun and struck the suspect at least one time,” said Sgt. Christian Camarillo, a police spokesperson.
Daisy Manzano, a San Jose State student who lives next door, claimed she “heard a couple gunshots and a bunch of cops, and everyone was running this way.”
Police provided not just photographs of the brawl that prompted calls to police, but also stills from an officer’s body-worn camera seconds before police opened fire. They show a man carrying what appears to be a gun.
Officers were called to the taqueria just minutes before they were alerted to a homicide around the corner on Fourth Street. One individual was murdered in the homicide. The two incidents, according to police, are unrelated.
San Jose police Chief Anthony Mata will conduct a press conference to provide further information about the police shooting.