Two police officers shot at hotel

SAN JOSE, CA – In a late-night encounter, two police officers were shot while they were responding to a reported disturbance at a hotel in South San Jose. The shooting left one of them seriously wounded, according to authorities.

The alleged shooter, a male suspect, was also injured after officers returned fire. The suspect is reportedly in critical but stable condition as of early Friday morning, San Jose police shared on social media.

The shooting transpired around 10:30 p.m., initiated by a call for a disturbance in the 6100 block of San Ignacio Avenue. The location is within a commercial area off Bernal Road, marking the southern boundary of the city. The shooting specifically took place near a third-floor room of Extended Stay America, according to emergency dispatch recordings.

Upon making contact with the involved male individual, the police officers were met with gunfire, consequently injuring two of them. One officer was critically injured but has been reported stable as of Friday morning. The other officer, after being treated for moderate injuries, has been discharged from the hospital.

The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries amid the encounter. Dispatch communications around 10:50 p.m. indicated the suspect might have jumped out of a window and could still be armed. By 11:03 p.m., dispatchers confirmed that the suspect had been found by police officers behind the neighboring Residence Inn, sporting an abdominal wound, and was taken into custody.

Police shut down San Ignacio Avenue from Bernal Road to Great Oaks Boulevard and westbound Bernal Road from Monterey Road to San Ignacio Avenue.