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San Jose police officer injured in shootout

A San Jose police car was struck by bullets in a gunfight between the SJPD and an armed suspect on Friday, Feb. 3. | Courtesy @SJPD_PIO

A San Jose police officer was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury Friday night in a gunfight that began with a traffic stop near downtown and ended with a backyard standoff two miles away in East San Jose.

The San Jose Police Department's official Twitter page posted an account of the incident:

A person was pulled over at 10:29 p.m. near the intersection of King and Story roads and allegedly began shooting at two patrol officers, striking a squad car. The officers returned fire, hitting the fleeing vehicle.

A photo from the San Jose Police Department's official Twitter page shows a SJPD car with bullet strikes in the windshield. | Courtesy SJPD

Police tracked the suspect to a suburban backyard on Sinbad Avenue, where a suspect again opened fire, striking a member of a special operations unit who was taken to a hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury. The shooter eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.