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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

Ron November 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Another stupid illegal. Hope they find him, prosecute him, and deport his ass after a long prison sentence.
Timothy Swenson November 28, 2012 at 01:57 AM
I'm not one to support illegal immigration, but your comment was way out of line. Your assumption is that all Hispanic persons are illegal and that is an incredibly dumb assumption. Now, if we could just make stupidity illegal.......
Tim November 28, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Unfortunately it goes unreported most of the time until after the fact because the liberal media want to be politically correct. Yes, it's stupid to assume based on a hispanic name but it's all too common that it is an illegal alien regardless if a hispanic name is reported or not. My friend's car was wrecked a few months ago in a hit and run. They caught the guy and it turned out to be an intoxicated illegal alien. But who cares about sky high insurance rates if it means we can keep a demographic happy by allowing people who are illegally in this country to break the law. I don't care if they are Mexican, German, Italian or Canadian. Illegal is illegal. Go home and get in line like my ancestors did.
Tim November 28, 2012 at 05:13 AM
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=illegal+alien+hit+and+run&oq=illegal+aliean+hit+and+run&gs_l=hp.1.0.0i13i30.523.5512.0.7490.26.23.0.2.2.0.299.3191.4j17j2.23.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.neKNVn_gp4k&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=175e84f8c526302&bpcl=38897761&biw=1440&bih=797 That's way too many people's lives devastated by people who have no business being in this country in the first place. But, no one gives a damn because it's not politically expedient until it happens to some politician's family.
Jason Mime November 28, 2012 at 06:42 AM
They never said he was an illegal immigrant. Don't assume that all Hispanics are illegal.
Rich November 28, 2012 at 08:11 AM
First it was manslaughter at 7-11 few month ago and now this. In both cases, the villan is still at large. Exercise your 2nd amendment right and arm yourself. It is the only way to have a survival chance for your family and loved ones from these hispanic holligans.
Tim November 28, 2012 at 08:32 AM
@Rich... agree with everything you said right up till the last three words. Violent criminals come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. I carry a ccw and a tactical flashlight almost everywhere now, and that's in light of the CO movie theater shooting. That nutjob wasn't a "hispanic hooligan" yet I'd damn well want to be armed if faced with a threat like that or any armed thug no matter what the color of their skin.
Rich November 28, 2012 at 04:30 PM
@Tim It is policitcally incorrect to pinpoint a particular group, but statistically hispanics and blacks have more recent felonly committed in California than other ethinicity. In light of the unsupressed organized crime lords south of our border, my odds of identifying the next murder suspect to be hispanics is much greater than other ethnicites. Again, within the context of my comments regarding the 7-11 murder and this case, both villains were identified as hispanics. If race was not an identifying factor, the media should have described the villain's skin color or tone. I'm sure there are dark skin europeans just as there are light skinned africans.
JJ November 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I'm glad the officer is okay. Thank you for keeping us safe in Milpitas. I hope you have a lead on this guy and put him away for a long time.
Raelene RaeRae Dukes November 29, 2012 at 04:07 AM
WOW!! white , mexican , black , asian, red , white, or blue , does it matter?. God made us all diffrent.Its the sign of the days. Its our younger ones. they are wanting to gang bang ,use drugs,drink etc.,,,,,feel important with the wrong people . maybe we as parents are all to raped up in our own life with working and paying bills to support our family.alot of us forget we have children they need us alot of us parents just dont have time for them now a days.So they go and hang out with the wrong people and get wraped up in a life thug life style :( it so sad me as a single working mom of 5 then come home cook,clean ,do laundry.sports etc im pooped out . just my opinion .
Rich November 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM
@Raelene Get together with several parents and choose home schooling for your kids. Put your kinds in the hands of people and system you trust. If the founding fathers of our nation were alive today to see what goes on and taught in K-12 public schools, they'd would have a heart attack.
Izec November 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Ron your comment just shows how ignorant you are, just as much as the shooter. Read the damn article, there's nothing there about an "illegal" maybe they should throw you in a cage along with the shooter idiot.
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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