San Jose police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting

 

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Authorities have identified the suspect who was shot and killed by police Monday night following a tense hours-long standoff with officers.

Police received a call at around 2:18 p.m. about a male with a gun who forced a female victim into a residence on the 4400 block of Camden Avenue.

Responding officers temporarily closed several blocks surrounding the home, including CA-85 ramps, and several neighbors were evacuated from their homes.

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Leonel Acevedo, exited the residence armed with a least one handgun and fired at officers. One officer returned fire and struck the suspect.

Acevedo was pronounced deceased a short time later.

While searching the residence, officers located an adult female suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The female, identified as Yolanda Najera, was pronounced deceased at the scene, according to police.

“During the incident an officer was struck by gunfire and sustained a minor flesh wound. The officer, a 12 year veteran of the police department, was subsequently transported to a local area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury,” police said in a release.

POLICE PREVIOUSLY CALLED TO THE RESIDENCE

A neighbor told KRON4 that police had been called to the home in the past.

The suspect and the victim were known to each other, police say, motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

Stay with KRON4 News for more on this developing story. We’ll have complete coverage tonight during our 5, 6, and 8 PM newscasts.

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