Police in California’s Silicon Valley space launched new info this weekend about an intensive shootout final month involving an armed suspect in a stolen vehicle.

The suspect, recognized as Michael Nelson, 42, was struck by police gunfire and succumbed to his accidents 4 days after the Oct. 15 incident, based on the Milpitas Police Department. 

Police tried to cease him after they noticed the automotive that he was driving, which had been reported stolen just a few days earlier than. 

Surveillance video exhibits two police automobiles boxing in the vehicle Nelson was driving at a shopping mall. Nelson began to exit the vehicle and noticed officers, then went again contained in the automotive and grabbed a gun, based on police. 


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A shootout ensued as a number of officers ordered him to drop the weapon. 

“Let me see your hands! Gun, gun, gun! Shots fired,” one officer will be heard saying on physique digicam footage. 


In the aftermath of the capturing, Milpitas police stated Nelson was the primary particular person to fireplace his weapon, however they now imagine a police officer fired first, after recognizing Nelson exiting the vehicle with a gun. 

After the extended trade of gunfire, police introduced a number of sources to the scene, together with a drone, a Okay-9 unit, and a robotic. 

Police decided Nelson was not a risk after about 45 minutes and moved in to begin offering medical support. 

An unregistered handgun with a inexperienced cranium on it was recovered on the scene, in addition to a number of high-capacity magazines. 

“The body-worn camera video will show how quickly an enforcement stop can evolve into a violent encounter,” Milpitas police Chief Jared Hernandez stated in a video launched by the division. 

“When a use of force results in the loss of life, we understand the impact is significant to the involved families, to the officers, to the department, and to our community as a whole.”

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an impartial investigation into the capturing whereas Milpitas police do their very own administrative assessment. 

Milpitas is positioned simply outdoors San Jose.