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San Jose police officer shot and killed

A veteran San Jose police officer was killed in a shooting on Senter Road Tuesday evening and a search is underway for the suspect, a police spokesman said.

Officers responded to a report of a man armed with a gun threatening to kill himself in the 2600 block of Senter Road around 6:50 p.m., San Jose police Officer Albert Morales said. Arriving officers were met with gunfire, he said. One of the officers was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, Morales said.

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Officers have surrounded the area and are looking for the suspect, he said. Police did not release further details.

An employee at a Vietnamese restaurant on Senter Road a block away from the shooting said police informed them that there was somebody in the area with a high-power rifle. The employee, who declined to give his name, said police instructed them to stay in place at the restaurant, where there were roughly 20 customers tonight.

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