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San Jose Police Release Video of Shootout with Suspect Kevin Briones Caught on Camera

Police say the officers did not know Suspect Briones was a wanted fugitive.

According to Police Activity, on May 2, 2024, at approximately 10:31 p.m. San Jose Police Officers responded to a call of a disturbance, at a hotel located in the 6100 block of San Ignacio Avenue. The front desk clerk called on behalf of a female guest who stated, a known male suspect, 33-year-old Kevin Briones, was knocking at her door.

San Jose Police Release Video of Shootout with Suspect Kevin Briones Caught on Camera. Credit PoliceActivity

Earlier that evening, the same guest reported that Briones, who she had a prior restraining order against, was in route to her location. Responding officers arrived at the three-story hotel and made their way to the guest room, located on the third floor. When they arrived, they located Briones, walking away from the room. Unbeknownst to the responding officers, Briones had warrants for his arrest in a history of illegal gun possession.

Officers began to question Briones about his connection to the incident and asked Briones to stand-by, while they investigated. Briones was holding a duffel bag and began reaching inside the bag. One of the officers told Briones not to reach into the bag. Briones proceeded to retrieve a stolen handgun from inside his duffel bag and fired at the officers. Briones fled, running away from the officers, while continuing to shoot multiple rounds at them. At least one officer returned fire and struck Briones. Briones ran down the hall and around a corner, then briefly reemerged before jumping through a plate glass window. Briones jumped out of the third floor hallway window to the ground, outside of the hotel. Officers broadcasted a request for assistance and arriving officers located Briones hiding outside of an adjacent property. Briones was taken into custody at approximately 10:53 p.m..

Responding officers provided medical aid to Briones and to the injured officers, while they awaited medical personnel. One officer was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, he was treated and later released from the hospital. The second officer was transported to a local hospital with major life-threatening injuries. Briones was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Briones’ loaded, stolen firearm was recovered from the scene. Officers contacted the female guest and her children, ages 8, 10 and 15 hiding in the hotel room. The female guest is a survivor of a recent domestic violence attack at the hands of Briones. Officers learned that Briones had an arrest warrant for that domestic violence incident. Briones has an extensive criminal history with convictions that prohibit him from owning Firearms. Briones was on active felony probation out of Santa Clara County and had two felony warrants for his arrest, at the time of the incident.

Source: PoliceActivity

Source: ABC7 News Bay Area

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