VIDEO: San Jose Police Shoot Man with Hachet

Officers have been cleared in the case

By Calibre Press  |   Oct 29, 2018

San Jose, Calif.

On Jan. 9, 2018, 27-yr-old Thompson Nguyen drove to the Metcalf Energy Center armed with two hatchets, pipes, knives, nun chucks, a GoPro camera, and a sword. Two veteran San Jose police officers lawfully shot and killed, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

During the confrontation the 27-year-old repeatedly asked officers to shoot him. The officers only fired after their deescalation efforts failed and Nguyen advanced on them with a hatchet and a metal staff.

“Any reasonable officer would conclude that Nguyen, whether as a result of a mental health issue or not, had decided that he was going to die that day and that if he had to attack an officer with a weapon to make it happen, he was going to do so,” prosecutor David Boyd wrote in a 44-page report.

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