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Police say 1 suspect dead, 1 injured in San Jose shooting

Posted at 8:06 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 11:06:03-05

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Police in San Jose say officers shot and killed a woman who drove a suspected stolen car at them early Christmas Day.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that a passenger in the car was injured in the shooting early Tuesday morning.

San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said officers responded to reports of shots fired from a car, which had previously been reported stolen. They tried to stop the vehicle but the driver took off to lead a chase on city streets and the freeway.

The driver, who has not been identified, rammed into a police car before officers opened fire.

Garcia said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a female passenger was treated for wounds and will be booked into jail. No officers were hurt.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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