Fatal Shooting of Efren Esquivel

In the late morning of May 4, 2019, the decedent Efren Esquivel stole the personal vehicle of a Santa Clara County Sheriff Deputy. An hour later, San Jose police officers found Esquivel sitting in the stolen vehicle in the carport area of an apartment complex located on Kollmar Drive in San Jose (see Appendix A). After refusing repeated and urgent commands to surrender, Esquivel committed the crimes of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder by driving the stolen car at the police officers at high speed, crushing a police sergeant between the stolen vehicle and another car parked nearby. Considering the circumstances, the officers were left with no choice but to discharge their weapons to save themselves and other officers from great bodily injury or death.

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Officer Incident Report

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