Agencies: San Jose Police Department California
Last updated: about 2 years ago
According to police, Leonel Acevedo, 45 was killed after taking his landlady hostage. Police negotiators, flanked by MERGE officers, tried to convince Acevedo to come out. When he finally emerged a few hours later, authorities said an officer shot and killed him after a quick exchange of gunfire. The hostage, Ms. Najera, was found dead in the Cambrian neighborhood home where Acevedo had lived before being evicted. One of the officers, a 12-year SJPD veteran, suffered “a minor flesh wound.” The motive and circumstances leading up to the killing remain under investigation.