San Jose Police Officer Remains in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Line-of-Duty

San Jose Police Officer Remains in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Line-of-Duty

A San Jose Police Department officer who was shot in the line-of-duty nearly a month ago remains in critical condition. The officer, identified as “Officer A” in court documents, responded to a 911 call from a pregnant woman reporting an attack by her drunk husband on August 16. The husband, Gabriel Mario Carreras, allegedly attempted to punch his wife in the stomach and expressed a desire to “get rid of the baby.”

Upon arriving at the couple’s townhome, Carreras ambushed Officer A and opened fire from a balcony, according to police. Officer A was struck by a bullet below her bulletproof vest before being pulled to safety by her partner, Officer Low. The officer sustained life-threatening injuries, including gunshot wounds to her intestine, colon, liver, and a spinal fracture.

The incident is being described as a heart-breaking example of domestic violence and an inspiring case of police heroism by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen. The victim, who was four weeks pregnant, reported that Carreras had become violent after she returned home to find him heavily intoxicated and packing his belongings.

Carreras has been charged with attempting to murder a police officer, as well as several firearm and assault-related felony charges. He remains in custody without bail and could face a life prison sentence if convicted.

 

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