David Tovar Jr. Killed by San Jose Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
264 La Pala Drive
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Police shot and killed David Tovar Jr. at a San Jose apartment complex. He was unarmed but a suspect in connection with a homicide and two other shootings in South Santa Clara County. Police said he was reaching into his waistband on a second-floor landing, as officers looked on from a ground-level courtyard, when they shot him.

Agency: San Jose Police Department

Motive: Warrant

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Unavailable

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: David Tovar Jr.

Death Date: January 21, 2021

County: Santa Clara

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6538

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