UPDATED: Driver Shoots Officer During Traffic Stop

The suspect from the Tuesday morning shooting is still at large.

An investigation into an officer-involved shooting was blocking part of a busy thoroughfare in Milpitas this morning.

The shooting occurred after an officer pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 400 block of Jacklin Road at 1:49 a.m., police said.

As the officer got out of his patrol car, the driver of the car that was pulled over also exited his vehicle and shot at the officer, according to police. The police vehicle was struck, shattering the windshield. 

The officer returned fire, and the suspect drove off. It is unclear if he was shot. He remained at large as of 3 p.m.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 5’6-5’9, 160 to 180 pounds, and wearing a black and white horizontal striped flannel shirt.

Officers canvassed the area and located the suspect vehicle, a 1996 tan Honda Accord, which had been abandoned in a local residential neighborhood. The vehicle was recently reported as stolen out of the City of San Jose

The officer suffered minor injuries not related to the gunfire, and did not require medical treatment, police said.

Jacklin Road was shut down between Arizona Avenue and Campbell Street for the investigation but has since reopened.

Anyone with more information on the case is asked to call Milpitas police at (408) 586-2400. Tips can be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2800 or visiting the Police Department's website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

--Rachel Stern and Bay City News Service

Cindy Lee December 01, 2012 at 06:22 AM
As a lifetime Milpitas Resident I have always felt safe here and I still do. We have an excellent Police force and I know without a doubt that when I call 911 I will get immediate police assistance.I am thankful that the officer was not injured and I pray that the shooter is caught and prosocuted. I do not stereotype anyone that I come in contact with based on anything other than their actions, regardless of their race. When I see someone suspicious in my neighborhood, I call the police immediately with as much information as I can give them and let them handle it. We should all start acting as our own neighborhood watch and call the police with any suspicious vehicles or people, most of the crime here has been from people coming from other cities and I do not feel sorry for anyone who breaks into my house, after my daughters pepper spray him, shoot him with a tazer, my son will shoot his eyes with his air BB Gun, then he will know Milpitas folks aint messing around, lol. I love Milpitas and the people in it! Stay safe.
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Melinda Johnson December 06, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Someone tried to kill a police officer and you are more concerned with his immigration status? Same on you.
Tim December 07, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I got news for you Cindy, if some meth head breaks into your house, he will likely not be phased by your daughter's pepper spray, or your taser, or your sons' air soft gun. In fact, he would likely not be phased by anyone who couldn't either overpower him physically or a couple (or more) well places jacketed hollow points to the central nervous system. But, whatever makes you "feel" safe.
Cindy Lee December 07, 2012 at 06:37 AM
Yeah Tim, your right. My .38 will finish him off, lol


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