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SJPD Investigating Officer Involved Shooting Involving Santa Clara PD
Filed under Press Release, on 9/9/2018 8:45:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Officer Involved Shooting CASE NUMBER: 18-252-0177

LOCATION: Mayellen Ave. and Scott St., San Jose

SUSPECT: Manuel Gabriel Rico AGE: 38 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect Manuel Rico


San Jose, Calif. - On Sunday, September 9, 2018, at about 5:20 AM, San Jose police officers responded to Mayellen Ave. and Scott St. in San Jose to assist Santa Clara police officers who were involved in a shooting that occurred at the end of a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at about 5:08 AM, a Santa Clara police officer spotted a stolen GMC Jimmy, occupied by the lone suspect. Several Santa Clara police officers attempted to initiate a car stop on the vehicle in the area of Stevens Creek Blvd. and Cypress Ave., in the Santa Clara and San Jose border. The suspect did not yield to officers and a pursuit ensued on surface streets and the freeway.

Eventually, the suspect rammed his vehicle into several Santa Clara police vehicles in the area of Mayellen Ave. and Scott St. in San Jose. The suspect did not comply with the officers' commands. At one point, an officer fired his duty weapon at the suspect.

The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by a K9. The suspect was struck at least once by the gunfire and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers recovered a loaded, stolen handgun, in the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and had an active felony warrant for his arrest for assault with a firearm. 

Santa Clara police officers will book suspect Rico into the Santa Clara County jail on multiple charges and the felony warrant.

No other officers fired their weapons. San Jose police officers were not involved in the vehicle pursuit or the shooting. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a joint criminal investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Raul Martinez or Detective Brian Meeker of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283. 

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Joseph #3148
DATE: 9/9/18 TIME: 8:40 PM DATE: 9/9/18 TIME: 8:40 PM


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