Armando Salvatierra Killed by San Jose Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
W Julian St & N Autumn St
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to calls of a person being stabbed shortly after 8 a.m. Officers arrived to an intersection near a homeless encampment along the Guadalupe River Trail, and found a man suffering multiple stab wounds. A man holding a knife nearby refused to comply when officers commanded him to drop the knife. One officer reportedly used a less-lethal weapon and the man turned and advanced toward officers who shot and killed him. Officers Thomas Barnard, Pete Christian, Oscar Medina and Armando Ramos were involved.

Victim's Name: Armando Salvatierra

Agency Responsible: San Jose Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: May 3, 2020

County: Santa Clara

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 5773

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