A convicted felon on probation in California has been arrested after allegedly shooting a police officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call in San Jose. The suspect, identified as Gabriel Mario Carreras, began shooting at the officers from a balcony landing. The injured officer, the first female San Jose officer to be shot in the line of duty, is in critical but stable condition. Carreras, described as a “coward” with an extensive criminal history, is now in custody. shooting-san-jose-police-officer” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Elizabeth Pritchett reported
A police officer in San Jose, California, was shot by a convicted felon on probation during a response to a domestic disturbance call. The incident occurred when two officers arrived at a residence following a call from a woman reporting that her intoxicated husband was threatening her. Upon reaching the condominium complex, the officers were immediately fired upon by the suspect, identified as Gabriel Mario Carreras. The shooting was described as an “ambush” by Chief Anthony Mata during a news conference. The female officer was struck outside of her bullet-proof vest and was rushed to the hospital in critical but stable condition. Her male partner, who was unharmed, pulled her to safety. This marks the first time a female San Jose officer has been shot in the line of duty and the second officer to be shot this year. The injured officer’s partner received high praise from Chief Mata for his actions during the attack. Gabriel Carreras, who has an extensive criminal history, was apprehended after a four-hour standoff and is now in jail. San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan expressed his prayers and support for the injured officer’s recovery..