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Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Shooting at San Jose Police Officers

A man is expected to be charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police officers who responded to reports of him throwing glass and other debris from a second-story window in South San Jose. The suspect, identified as 52-year-old Anthony Tony Handy of San Jose, was apprehended on Sunday following a standoff with law enforcement.

According to a news release issued by the San Jose Police Department on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a residence on Delaware Avenue, south of Blossom Hill Road, at 4:28 a.m. on Sunday. The initial report indicated that a man was hurling various objects out of a window on the top floor of the building.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to establish contact with Handy, who refused to cooperate. As the officers were leaving the scene, Handy allegedly fired multiple gunshots in their direction. Fortunately, no one was injured. In response, the police called in a negotiator and the MERGE Unit, which is the local SWAT team.

After a period of negotiation, Handy jumped from the second-story window and was subsequently detained by law enforcement. He was then transported to a hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the fall. On Tuesday, Handy was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. Jail records indicate that he is being held without bail and was scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday.

Acting SJPD Chief Paul Joseph expressed concern over the frequency of such incidents in San Jose, citing two similar attacks in May, one of which resulted in two officers being shot and wounded. Joseph emphasized the need to address these deadly attacks and prevent their recurrence.

Anyone with information regarding the incident on Delaware Avenue is urged to contact the SJPD assaults unit at 408-277-4161 or email Detective Carlos Soria. Tips can also be provided anonymously to Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.

Author: CrimeDoor


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  • I remember reading a similar news story a few years ago in my local area. It involved a man who was experiencing a mental health crisis and had barricaded himself inside his apartment. Neighbors had reported hearing loud noises and seeing him throwing objects out of the window.

    When the police arrived at the scene, they attempted to establish communication with the man to de-escalate the situation. However, he became increasingly agitated and started firing shots at the officers from inside his apartment. The police had to

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